Caroline Polachek shares new single + video ‘Sunset’

Photo by Aidan Zamiri
October 18 2022

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)

‘Sunset’ is out now, buy/stream here.

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 produced track ‘Sunset’ and the sun-soaked accompanying visual. WATCH HERE + LISTEN HERE.

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 the sunset.

On the track 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, 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.

Standout viral tracks like ‘So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings‘  have contributed to the album’s 51M global streams and counting, while also collaborating with Charli XCX & Christine & The Queens for’New Shapes‘ and Flume on ‘Sirens‘.Polachek also just released Non- oglio Mai Vedere Il Sole Tramontare – a stunning aria / classical vocal performance composed by Oliver Leith, supported by 12 Ensemble Orchestra, and produced by Danny L Harle. Her latest, ‘Sunset’ is a revelation, solidifying Polachek’s undeniable influence on a generation of new music fans all over the world.

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