For KEXP, composer, singer, and producer Caroline Polachek strips down four songs from the album to just piano and heavenly vocals while DJ Troy Nelson explains her relationship to bugs, Beyonce, and “Bruises.”
PHOTO BY carlos cruz (view set)
written by jasmine albertson

You may know composer, singer, and producer Caroline Polachek best as the frontperson of the iPod-hawking band Chairlift. But, as Troy Nelson details on this episode of Live on KEXP, the New York-based artist has long been busily churning out music for herself as well as a wide list of artists including the Queen Bee herself. Her latest record, 2019’s Pang, is the first to be released under her own name and is a sweepingly bold proclamation of an artist who’s never been afraid of innovation. 

For KEXP, Polachek strips down four songs from the album to just piano and heavenly vocals while Troy explains her relationship to bugs, Beyonce, and “Bruises.” 

Recorded 12/18/2019

  1. Go As a Dream
  2. Door
  3. So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings
  4. Ocean of Tears

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