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Caroline Polachek Shares Pirate-Themed “Ocean of Tears” Video and Announces Tour Dates

Pang Due Out This Fall via Columbia

Aug 07, 2019 Chairlift
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Caroline Polachek (formerly of Chairlift) is releasing a new solo album, Pang, this fall via Columbia (the exact release date TBA). Now she has shared a video for the previously shared single “Ocean of Tears” and announced some tour dates. Polachek co-directed the pirate-themed video with Matt Copson. Watch it below, followed by the tour dates.

Polachek had this to say about the video in a press release: “I’ve had a longstanding crush on the pale color worlds of Monet’s snow paintings, and after visiting the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland this spring, was immediately inspired to morph those two zones into the perfect setting for ‘Ocean of Tears.’ After all, the song is wild and lonely…like a pirate’s heart.”

Previously Polachek shared three 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. The album also includes the previously shared single “Door.”

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.

Caroline Polachek Tour Dates:

10/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
10/27 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/30 - London, UK @ Hoxton Hall
10/31 - Berlin, Germany @ Burg Schnabel
11/03 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

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