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Caroline Polachek Lets Herself Shine on “Sunset”

Polachek Just Toured With Dua Lipa

Rising pop singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek released her new single “Sunset,” following February’s “Billions.” Since she has stayed busy touring, “Sunset” arrives as Caroline’s second official single of the year. 

Firstly, if you are into experimental music – especially pop – and haven’t heard of Caroline Polachek yet, you have to check her out! Her music showcases all kinds of pop sounds: alternative, art pop, indie, and dance. Now, she’s even giving us a taste of flamenco!

This year, Caroline stayed busy while touring with no other than the “Levitating” singer Dua Lipa. She traveled all across the United States and Canada. Along with Lolo Zouai, they served as the opening acts for the Future Nostalgia tour. As you can imagine, touring with Dua helped her gain more recognition, which she totally deserves!

However, she also collaborated with the popular DJ Flume on “Sirens,” and her song “Bang Bang” was featured on the soundtrack for the recent movie Minions: The Rise of Gru. 

“Sunset” Offers Sounds of Rumba and Flamenco

On “Sunset,” Caroline offers a new sound that combines rumba and flamenco with pop. The result is a heartfelt, yet classy track. Her vocals mix with background music beautifully and take us to a whole different universe. Fans had been waiting for “Sunset” a long time, as she first premiered it live a year ago.

The song sees Caroline feeling insecure about herself. But, she is telling someone she loves that as long as they are by her side, there is nothing that can bring her down. “These days I wear my body like an uninvited guest. I turn it right, and right, and right instead of turning left. But boy, your patience is a magic kind of medicine. ‘Cause every spiral brings me back into your arms again,” she sings in the opening verse.

“Resolution is so rare in life, but music is unnaturally full of it,” Caroline says. “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.” 

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