Caroline Polachek upcoming single, “Billions,” is out February 9th

Caroline Polachek announced her first single of 2022, “Billions”, and it’s landing next week but what’s all the fuss and who is Caroline Polachek?

“Billions”, which featured in Polachek’s live set late last year, will follow her appearance on Murkage Dave’s “Awful Things” in November last year, and will mark her first solo outing since her huge July bop “Bunny Is A Rider”.

As well as working with Murkage Dave late last year, Polachek also reunited with Charli XCX and Christine and The Queens on “New Shapes”.

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Hopefully part of a new project on the way, Caroline released her album ‘Pang’ back in 2019. “Much like the force of the record’s title, ‘Pang’ is immediate and remarkably unique,” we said in our review. “Building on the soundscapes of early pioneers – not least Imogen Heap – Caroline joins contemporary and fellow PC Music collaborator Charli XCX in innovation.


“In its highest register, Caroline Polachek’s voice sounds like it might have slipped loose from the circuits of a synthesizer.” said MarkMeets Magazine back in 2019.

The underlying experimentation is powered by her vocal ability, generating a pop record that effortlessly overshadows the tried and tested. Three years since the demise of cult-favourites Chairlift, and two since her instrumental offering under the CEP moniker, Caroline Polachek has built a distinctively personal voice, unafraid to show vulnerability through a powerful and original sound.”

Caroline Polachek has already lived an extraordinary life in music: her previous band Chairlift formed in 2006 whilst Caroline was still in art school; and in 2008 the band was thrust into the spotlight when Bruises was synched in an iPod commercial as the Brooklyn indie scene peaked as an international export. Caroline’s idiosyncratic vocal style and synth textures quickly became their sonic trademark, and continued to evolve through their three critically acclaimed albums into a new, more modular kind of pop experimentation.

Caroline expanded into production in 2013, landing her first credit writing and producing on Beyonce’s grammy-nominated self-titled album. Restless while making Chairlift’s third (and final) record Moth, Caroline quietly fostered two side projects: baroque girl-group Ramona Lisa, and minimal synth project CEP. Moving fluidly through radically different genres, Caroline collaborated with dozens of artists (Blood Orange, SBTRKT, Charli XCX) ; sometimes writing, sometimes singing, sometimes directing videos, and sometimes all three.

Chairlift disbanded in 2017 and Caroline feverishly began writing for her first solo project under her own name. For the first time, the DNA from these seemingly different projects fit together perfectly; the playfulness of Chairlift, the theatricality of Ramona Lisa, futuristic glimmerings of CEP, plus a new mastery of her voice and thick rolodex of keen collaborators.

Fast forward two years spent manically between the studio and navigating a series of personal crossroads, and Pang marks the beginning of a new chapter. It is the most ambitious, hardcore and beautiful album of her career to date. With her signature ‘organic autotune’ and liquid lyricism finally center stage, the record positions her firmly as one of the most singular and captivating singers of a generation.
She’s yet to follow up her 2019 album Pang.

Called ‘Billions’, the track is set to land on Wednesday 9th February.

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