Citizen Queen released its third original song “Y,” a ballad via RCA Records. “Y” is written by pop maverick Justin Tranter (who worked with Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber), Grammy Award-winning female hit-making duo NOVA WAV (Beyoncé, Ariana Grande) and Grammy-nominated producer and musician Morten Ristorp Jensen (Lukas Graham, Little Mix). The track is produced by NOVA WAV and Morten Ristorp Jensen.
The accompanying music video is directed by Ethan Lader (Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige) and choreographed by Jamaica (Justin Bieber, Usher, Ciara).
Comprised of five female vocalists, Kaedi Dalley (20), Hannah Mrozak (22), Cora Isabel (20) Nina Nelson (23) and Kaylah Sharve’ (22), Citizen Queen is diverse in vocal style and background, but united in their mission to carry the torch as the next generation of girl group excellence.
“This song is a huge piece of my heart and I’m so excited for the world to hear it. I hope it brings people peace and healing, like it did for me,” says Hannah.
“Y” follows the group’s second original song “No Ego,” an infectious, attitude-driven, empowered bop which was released in February and included in E! News MixetapE! Playlist and called “…a fierce and fabulous celebration of women recognizing their own worth.” In December 2020, the group debuted original music with power anthem “Call Me Queen”.
Alongside their executive producer team of Justin Tranter and NOVA WAV, Citizen Queen spent the better part of last year developing an arsenal of slickly-produced, superbly sung R&B-laced pop bangers and ballads. More to come from Citizen Queen soon.
The group has racked up hundreds of thousands of streams, millions of views on YouTube – including the expertly-arranged and flawlessly-executed “Evolution of Girl Groups” (20m views) – toured in arenas throughout North America and received praise from the likes of everyone from Ariana Grande to Meghan Trainor – and they haven’t even released original music… until now.