Citizen Four Releases New Single, “My Name (Say It)”

Your favorite Destiny’s Child song just got the modern boy band treatment!

Is there a song out there in the universe more iconic than Destiny Child‘s 1999 hit, “Say My Name“? Honestly, it would be hard to argue. But if you’re a fan of the track, you’ll love how pop boy band Citizen Four just re-imagined the classic in 2017 for the release of the band’s first official single together, “My Name (Say It).”

Don’t worry. we know what you’re thinking: it’s tricky to mess with legends. But band members Austin Percario, Mikey Fusco, and Conner and Carson Boatman honored the original song’s legacy when creating their own interpretation, and the final results are wonderful. Grammy award-winning producer Rodney Jerkins who produced the original “Say My Name” produced C4’s song. Plus, the guys got full approval from Destiny’s Child member Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Because you can’t have it any other way!

“We chose to remake this song because we felt like it’s the most iconic and stand-out song of arguably the golden era of Pop/R&B,” the band said about their choice to take on this single. “We’re huge fans of the original track and wanted to bring back the same feeling we get to those who may already know it, and introduce it to a new generation, while adding our own creative flare to it.”

It’s not only cool to hear four guys take on the girl group trio’s work, but the song is a perfect choice when it comes to showcasing each of the band members’ vocal ranges. If you weren’t already a Citizen Four fan, you will be after hearing their nostalgic yet modern take on this signature jam.

You can stream and shop “My Name (Say It)” on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and more now.

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.