Caroline Polachek shares new performance video for ‘Smoke’

April 5 2023

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”


“If there is a new lane for artists like Polachek today, it’s one she had a hand in paving”


“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)

1. Welcome To My Island
2. Pretty In Possible
3. Bunny Is A Rider
4. Sunset
5. Crude Drawing Of An Angel
6. I Believe
7. Fly To You (feat. Grimes and Dido)
8. Blood And Butter
9. Hopedrunk Everasking
10. Butterfly Net
11. Smoke
12. Billions

Desire, I Want To Turn Into You is out now, buy/stream it here.

Experimental pop provocateur Caroline Polachek shares a smouldering new live performance music video for ‘Smoke’ directed by Matt Copson. WATCH HERE.

‘Smoke’ resonates as another standout track from Caroline’s latest album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You, heralded by press and fans as a romantic, chaotic and immersive musical odyssey. Premiering earlier today on Meta and Instagram and available on all other platforms on Thursday.

The ‘Smoke’ visual is another epic moment in Polachek’s canon of visual masterpieces and highlights the stunning live production on her current global tour. Featuring Caroline and her live band, Maya Laner, Matthew Horton, and Russell Holzman amongst pulsating volcanos, smoke, and glowing red glyphs, this live visual underscores her reputation as an incredible performer with instantly recognisable signature choreography.

Last week, Polachek brought the first taste of Desire’s live element to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing the Dan Nigro co-produced ‘Welcome To My Island‘. Polachek’s knack for impressive lyrical prowess and unfathomable vocal dexterity has led press such as Pitchfork, NPR, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vulture, The New York Times, Variety, Double J, Spectrum, RUSSH Magazine and more citing her as one of the most fascinating artists in the new generation of pop disruptors.

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