The music projects of songwriter, producer, and singer Caroline Polachek have ranged from the dramatic synth pop of Chairlift to her more brooding alter ego Ramona Lisa, experimental ambient music as CEP, and off-kilter electro-pop under her own name. She cracked the Billboard 200 as a member of Chairlift with their second album, 2012’s Something. In 2019, she issued her first album as Caroline Polachek, Pang, which found her further exploring atmospheric electro-pop, a style she continued to showcase on 2021’s Standing at the Gate.
Caroline Polacheck has released her psychedelic pop tune “Billions” and its accompanying visual. The song also includes London’s Trinity Choir children’s choir and is produced by Danny L Harle and herself.
Blu DeTiger was meant to be a star, if her name doesn’t make that obvious enough. The 21-year-old New York City native started playing the bass at age seven, quickly landed a gig at CBGB, and has spent the last year touring with Caroline Polachek and Fletcher. She gained club kid notoriety by pulling out her bass in the middle of her DJ sets–a welcome addition that could make any jaded New Yorker migrate to the middle of the dance floor. DeTiger’s sets were a much-needed funk infusion.
Blu’s debut EP is a series of vignettes that transport the listener to a Manhattan skyline at sunset. Permeated with that unexplainable sense of vogue that seems as easy as breathing, she transmutes 70s funk and retro-pop into 21st century bangers that brush upon modern icons such as Nile Rodgers and Robyn.
Since last year, former Chairlift singer Caroline Polachek has been performing a live cover of “Breathless,” the Grammy-nominated, “Mutt” Lange-produced 2000 hit from Irish pop-rockers the Corrs. Today Polachek has shared a studio recording of that cover. She’s done some excellent things with it, whisking the melodies into the futuristic avant-pop world of her debut album Pang.
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