Citizen Shade’s debut pop-soul EP, One for the Evening, is out now. Fronted by 25-year-old North Carolina native Will Howard alongside cellist Justin Mackey and David Lezcano on keys, the trio’s fresh take on modern pop has quickly captured an audience of over 30,000 fans on social. “This EP is the crossroads of both pop/rock and classical/jazz musicians. It makes us proud to be in a musical space where all of those elements are possible,” says Howard of the band’s distinct sound and effort to break new ground in traditional Top 40. With a unique, smokey tone and remarkable four-octave range, Howard’s vocals have drawn comparison to the soul of John Legend and the conviction of Adele.