Caroline Polachek (Chairlift, Ramona Lisa) Drops New Song & Video – ‘Door’
Caroline Polachek (Chairlift, Ramona Lisa) drops a fantastic new Video with amazing visuals to her first single of her debut album under her own name. Pola..Chek it out below! 😉
Caroline Elizabeth Polachek (born June 20, 1985) is an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer known as the vocalist for Chairlift, as well as for writing and producing Beyoncé‘s single “No Angel“. She released her debut solo album, Arcadia, under her stage name Ramona Lisa in April 2014 via Terrible Records, and she followed that with 2017’s Drawing The Target Around The Arrow, which she released as CEP.
Polachek began performing sets under the moniker Ramona Lisa in 2013. The name originates from a former pseudonym Polachek used on Facebook. She announced her debut self-produced album as Ramona Lisa, entitled Arcadia in February 2014. Polachek described the album as “pastoral electronic music”.
Polachek began writing the album during an artistic residency at the Villa Medici in Rome, Italy. In an interview with Pitchfork, she described how her time in Rome inspired the sounds of Arcadia, stating: “When I was looking out the window in Rome, I wanted this type of electronic music to feel as organic as what I was seeing. I don’t think any of the tools that I’m using are particularly new—a lot of the MIDI instruments have been around for 15 years—but the compositions make them sound less electronic, more mysterious.” The record was made entirely on Polachek’s laptop without instruments or external microphones, except to capture field recordings of the sounds she heard in her surroundings. She sang vocals directly into her computer’s built in microphone, making use of hotel closets, quiet airport gates, and spare dressing rooms during Chairlift’s world tour. The album artwork was shot by New York photographer Tim Barber.
In January 2017, Polachek released her second solo album, Drawing The Target Around The Arrow, under her initials, CEP. Polachek was scheduled to perform at Moogfest 2018, but she pulled out in December 2017 when she was included on an all-female and non-gender-binary announcement list, tweeting “Gender is not a genre. I don’t need a sympathy pedestal”