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Caroline Polachek Announces New Album, Shares Two Songs: “Ocean of Tears” and “Parachute”

Pang Due Out This Fall via Columbia

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Caroline Polachek (formerly of Chairlift) has tentatively announced a new solo album, Pang, and shared two songs from it: “Ocean of Tears” and “Parachute.” Pang (not to be confused with the recently announced Gruff Rhys album of the same name) is due out this fall via Columbia. Further details, such as the exact release date, tracklist, or cover art, are still forthcoming. Check out “Ocean of Tears” and “Parachute” below. The album also includes the previously shared single “Door,” which is also below. Above is the cover art for “Parachute,” below is the cover art for “Ocean of Tears.”

For Pang Polachek has collaborated with producer/composer Danny L Harle. “Parachute” was the first song written for the album, with lyrics inspired by a dream Polachek had “in which she accepts her own death only to find herself saved,” as a press release puts it.

“It was an incredible moment, realizing that this melody we’d written was unintentionally re-telling a dream I’d been shaken by,” says Polachek in the press release. “I went home, re-drafted the words to fit, and came back to the studio at 1am to record the vocal the same day. And that’s the take we kept. From that moment on, Dan and I knew we had a lot more work to do together.”

Polachek adds: “‘Parachute’ is about the total trust that only comes with total emergency. Like a mayfly trying its wings for the first time over a large body of water full of hungry fish… and the wings work.”

“Ocean of Tears” was the last song written for the album. The song was written by Caroline Polachek, Nate Campany, and Kyle Shearer and produced by Caroline Polachek, Danny L Harle, and Valley Girl, with additional production by A. G. Cook.

In the press release Polachek says, “‘Ocean of Tears’ is dedicated to the sharp pain of being in love with someone far away, and the maddening doubt that comes with it.”

She adds: “I’d really like someone to figure skate to this at the 2022 Winter Olympics.”

Pang will be Polachek’s first album released under her own name, although she did release, Arcadia, a solo album as Ramona Lisa, in 2014, as well as an instrumental Ramona Lisa album, Drawing the Target Around the Arrow in 2017. Chairlift announced in 2016 that they were splitting up and they played some final shows in 2017.

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