Tuesday, October 18, 2022

M Report Music Mashup: Meet Caroline Polachek

“One of progressive pop music's most revered songwriters.” - The Fader

After quietly previewing her new song at shows and festivals around the world over the past year, today Caroline Polachek steps boldly back into the spotlight with the release of the Sega Bodega & Caroline Polachek co-produced track “Sunset” and the sun-soaked accompanying visual. 

Diversifying her sonic palette even further, Polachek’s voice elegantly dances in and around Balearic beats, hand claps and fast, warm guitar strums; an unwavering ode to fearless love and youthful rebellion. Directed by Matt Copson & Caroline Polachek and shot on location in Barcelona, the official video showcases the incomparably stylish Polachek pacing through New Wave inspired scenes of beach and city life crescendoing into sunset. 

On the record, Polachek says: “Resolution is so rare in life, but music is unnaturally full of it. A sunset is the biggest pop cliche ever, because it's a perfect resolution. Ennio Morricone passed away a few months before Salvador (Sega Bodega) and I started "Sunset", and the folkloric, epic tone of the spaghetti western sunset played on my mind. I wanted an operatic chorus with no lyrics, but salted with some very real disillusionment: past all the distraction, dead ends, and false promises of the world is the love we too often take for granted. That's my sunset.”

“Sunset” follows the acclaimed singles “Billions” and “Bunny Is A Rider” which both garnered critical fanfare from Rolling StonePitchforkThe FADERSPINThe New YorkerThe New York TimesThe Guardian, NPRNMEi-D and more and the latter even earning Pitchfork’s #1 Best song of 2021. 

Polachek’s profile has grown exponentially since the release of her critically heralded 2019 album PANG, landing her everywhere from the direct opening spot on Dua Lipa’s 2022 North American Future Nostalgia Tour + Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Primavera, All Points East, Governors Ball, Pitchfork Music Festival and Outside Lands and involved with campaigns & shows for Loewe, Dior, Eckhaus Latta and Chloé, to late night performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Night Show with James Corden

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