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Caroline Polachek Shares New Song “Look At Me Now”

Pang Due Out This Friday via Columbia

Oct 14, 2019 Caroline Polachek
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Caroline Polachek (formerly of Chairlift) is releasing a new solo album, Pang, this Friday (October 18) via Columbia. Now she has shared another song from the album, the more stripped back “Look At Me Now.” Listen below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Previously Polachek shared four songs from Pang. “Ocean of Tears” and “Parachute” were shared when the album was announced, with “Ocean of Tears” making our Songs of the Week list. Then she shared a video for “Ocean of Tears” and the audio for “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). The album also includes the previously shared single “Door.” Then she shared a video for “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings.”

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 previous press release put it.

“It was an incredible moment, realizing that this melody we’d written was unintentionally re-telling a dream I’d been shaken by,” said 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 added: “‘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 said, “‘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 added: “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.

Caroline Polachek Tour Dates:

10/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
10/27 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/30 - London, UK @ Hoxton Hall
10/31 - Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
11/02 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris
11/03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
01/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
02/01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

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