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POLIÇA Share Video for New Song “Forget Me Now”

When We Stay Alive Due Out January 31, 2020 via Memphis Industries

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Minneapolis’ POLIÇA are releasing a new album, When We Stay Alive, on January 31, 2020 via Memphis Industries. Now they have shared another song from it, “Forget Me Now,” via an Isaac Gale-directed video for the track. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band’s singer Channy Leaneagh had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘Forget Me Now’ is letting off some steam. It’s about recognizing a pattern of choosing people who can’t love you how you wish to be loved. It’s still remaining very grateful, counting blessings day and night; but don’t confuse being at peace with being a pushover. I think I wrote these words while angry-shoveling this winter. How does it go? ‘Choose a liar once and that’s the liar’s fault; choose a liar three times and it seems maybe I likes liars?’ All the songs are about me and none of them are; this isn’t an excerpt from my diary but it has been many times.”

Previously POLIÇA shared a video for When We Stay Alive‘s first single, “Driving,” and also shared the new non-album track “trash in bed.”

The creation of the album centers on an accident Leaneagh had in early 2018 when she fell off her roof while clearing ice. As a previous press release explained: “She smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months. Yet When We Stay Alive is not about one debilitating accident. It’s about the redemptive power of rewriting your story in order to heal, and reclaiming your identity as a result.”

Half the songs were written before the accident, the other half after.

Leaneagh had this to say in the press release: “I felt there were many things I could look at and say, ‘This happened to me but I’m okay now. It’s not happening anymore and I got the care I needed for it. Now it’s time to rewrite the story I tell about myself and to myself.”

Of “Driving,” Leaneagh had this to say: “Laying in bed, as I healed, I would dream of running in green grass and tears would pour from my eyes. Running in the tall tear grass; imagine wanting life and the want remains.’ That is a feeling to hold onto, that life is worth living even when all signs point no.’”

POLIÇA’s last regular album was 2016’s United Crushers, although in 2018 they teamed up with European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e for the collaborative album Music For the Long Emergency.

POLIÇA Tour Dates:

2/6 - London, UK - Banquet Records outstore, St John’s Church, Kingston
2/7 - Bristol, UK - Thekla
2/8- Manchester, UK - Gorilla
2/10- Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes
2/11- London, UK - Village Underground
2/12- Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
2/14- Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
2/15 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Orangerie
2/16- Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
2/18 - Cologne, Germany - Artheatre
2/19 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
2/21- Oslo, Norway - John Dee
2/22- Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan
2/24 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Little Vega
2/25 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
2/27 - Warsaw, Poland - Hydrozagadka
2/28 - Vienna, Austria - WUK
2/29 - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39
3/1 - Milan, Italy - Santeria
3/3 - Barcelona, Spain - La Nau
3/4 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol
3/5 - Porto, Portugal - Casa Da Musica
3/19 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
3/20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
3/21 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
3/23 - Toronto, OH - Horseshoe Tavern
3/24 - Montreal, QB - Bar Le Ritz
3/25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
3/27 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
3/28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
3/29 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
3/31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
4/1 - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway
4/2 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn
4/10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
4/16 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
4/17 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
4/18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
4/20 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s
4/21 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
4/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
4/24 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
4/25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
4/27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
4/28 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co
4/29 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th St
4/30 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
5/1 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
5/2 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews

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December 5th 2019

great song loved this song