One of my favorite ways to discover new music is through the soundtracks of TV-Shows or Movies. My newest TV crush is Extant, a sci-fi drama with the brilliant Halle Berry playing the main character. And Extant is also where I stumbled upon this wonderfully dark trip-hop tune by Poliça, that is played during the 6th episode of the show, in the scene where Gordon Kern is taking tranquilizing drugs and Kryger steals his fingerprints.
Poliça is a synth-pop, trip-hop band from Minneapolis with Channy Leaneagh as a lead singer. Their newest album ‘Shulamith’ was released in 2013 and they have since toured through Europe and the US. They have also made a brief appearance here on Electric Women on our dream pop playlist.
‘Very Cruel’ is also to be found on their newest album. It’s a song about a dark memory of lost love. About dedication, choice, mistakes and regretful nostalgia. This theme is continued and amplified by Channy’s powerful voice and the dark accompanying synths. And it feels like the song still resonates in my head hours after listening to it. It definitely makes a lasting impression.
So it’s all the more tragic that I actually missed out on an opportunity to see them live about two weeks ago. It’s something I will regret for a good while. Don’t make the same mistake to miss out on them.
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