Polica – Dark star (Memphis Industries, from the album Give you the ghost)

Speaking of Bon Iver, Ryan Olsen and Channy Leanagh are regulars from the Justin Vernon coterie. This second track from their upcoming Give you the Ghost album features the same signature auto-tuned vocals, but used in a way so different to Cher as to render the comparison redundant.

Unlike the previous Lay your cards out, there’s a driving synth pulse here, and even behind the filter, Leanagh’s delivery manages to be intriguingly laconic and unsettling at the same time. Wonderful stuff.


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