Caroline Polachek returns with ‘Bunny Is A Rider’
Caroline Polachek returns today with her brand new single ‘Bunny Is A Rider‘. The track is her first release since her recent cover of The Corrs ‘Breathless‘ and her first original music since her critically acclaimed 2019 debut solo album PANG. LISTEN TO ‘BUNNY IS A RIDER’ HERE.
Following the track’s premiere as Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, Caroline has also released a breath-taking official video for ‘Bunny Is A Rider‘, linked below. Of the release, Carolineshares, “’Bunny Is A Rider’ is a summer jam about being unavailable. Bunny is slippery, impossible to get ahold of. Maybe it’s a fantasy, maybe it’s a bad attitude. But anyone can be bunny, at least for three minutes and seventeen seconds. The song features a scorching bass performance from producer Danny L Harle, plus his baby daughter’s first vocal cameo.”
The single release follows the announcement of three huge shows across the US and UK this year. Polachek will grace stages at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles (August 5th) with support from Alex G and Molly Lewis, The Roundhouse in London (October 28th) with support from oklou before closing out the year at Terminal 5 in New York (December 2nd) with support from oklou and Arooj Aftab, notably historic in LA as one of the first shows booked after it’s 2021 reopening. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.
Polachek picks up just where she left off after the release of her critically praised album PANG, with a live set sure to highlight singles ‘Ocean of Tears‘, ‘Door‘ and ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings‘, the latter of which she performed on her late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! By 2020, Polachek released four new remixes as single b-sides from the album, an extended version of the track ‘Gate‘ and a cover of The Corrs‘ 2000 hit ‘Breathless‘, performed live on the Late Late Show with James Corden. PANG was given high praise NPR, Pitchfork, The FADER, Paste, NYLON, and VICE and was named the #1 album of the year by Dazed. Locally the record saw Caroline receive widespread support from Vogue Australia, Rolling Stone, Frankie Magazine, Happy, Pilerats, Purple Sneakers, triple and Double J, FBi Radio, and more.
‘Bunny Is A Rider‘ is out now, buy/stream it here.
PRAISE FOR CAROLINE POLACHEK
“One of the greatest musicians of our time”
“In its highest register, Caroline Polachek’s voice sounds like it
might have slipped loose from the circuits of a synthesiser”
“Love songs about the moment of surrender, the pain preceding it, and the euphoria after”
“Polachek’s constant evolutionary drive within indie, pop and electronica is unlike that
of many other musicians in the commercial public sphere“
“Superbly put-together pop record… that hits like a southpaw’s hook”
The Guardian ★★★★ (4/5)
“Playful experimentalism and dazzling vocals”
NME ★★★★ (4/5)
“An impressive pop record”
Paste ★★★★★★★★ (8/10)
“One of the most captivating records of the year”
Clash Magazine ★★★★★★★★★ (9/10)