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Intricately melodic and immediately captivating, Civilian's You Wouldn't Believe What Privilege Costs is both a bold declaration from, and rebirth for, songwriter Ryan Alexander. Standing tall among its indie rock peers, YWBWPC guarantees Civilian's place in the canon of modern American independent music. A follow-up to 2012's Should This Noose Unloosen, YWBWPC's ringing guitars and sonorous vocals sway with austere, precise drumming while thoughtful bass paints outside the lines. "Michael" tells the tale of a homeless male prostitute that lived with Alexander in South Florida, a spotlight on the disparity between how we correlate beauty and privilege. "Skulls" is a paean to the excruciating euphoria that comes with fully surrendering oneself to love, while the intensely personal "I Told You" retraces Alexander's steps through the dissolution of his faith.