Share new single "Steady" from the forthcoming LP 'When We Stay Alive'
out Jan 24th via Memphis Industries.
Poliça shared “Steady,” the third new track from their forthcoming album When We Stay Alive, due out January 24th via Memphis Industries.
An acoustic ballad with electronic arrangements, “Steady” finds Channy Leaneagh reflecting on motherhood.
“It’s about looking around and realizing you and your kiddos are all alone and feeling terrified about taking care of it all and raising good humans
to boot,” she explains.
“I see my own weaknesses looking back at me everyday as a parent and I've also found my strengths. Building our own family and foundation.”
“Steady” follows additional early singles “Forget Me Now” and “Driving". Produced by Poliça co-founder and producer Ryan Olson and mixed by Jim Eno (Spoon).
Poliça will head out an extensive tour throughout North America, the UK, and Europe beginning early next month. A current itinerary is below and tickets are on sale now.
When Leaneagh fell off her roof while clearing ice in early 2018, she smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months.
Yet When We Stay Alive, is not about one debilitating accident. It’s about the redemptive power of rewriting your story in order to heal, and reclaiming your identity as a result. In the still silence of healing, she found that a multitude of feelings were becoming very loud.
Leaneagh realized her self-identity had become attached to her experiences of physical and mental trauma, and she began to consider what it would be like to live without the past as a burden.
“I felt there were many things I could look at and say, ‘This happened to me but I’m okay now. It’s not happening anymore and I got the care I needed for it. Now it’s time to rewrite the story I tell about myself and to myself,’" she explains.
When We Stay Alive possesses a new confidence in its sound, reflected in its fierce, determined songs and anchored by the heavy synths and punctuating beats of Olson. Over the last several years Olson and Leaneagh have widely collaborated with musicians from all over the world:
both with Bon Iver, and Leaneagh individually with Boys Noize, Lane 8, Sasha, Leftfield,
and Daniel Wohl; Olson with Swamp Dogg in addition to countless musicians from the
As a result, When We Stay Alive features one of the largest musical casts of any Poliça record to date.
On Poliça’s first three albums, Leaneagh focused on restructuring the world and her relationships within it. On When We Stay Alive, she realises the power in restructuring her inner self.
The album’s title references the idea of moving forward through life—our experiences, both good and bad—and what happens next with the strength we find.
6th Feb - London, UK - Banquet Records outstore, St John's Church, Kingston (Tickets)
7th Feb - Bristol, UK - Thekla*
8th Feb - Manchester, UK - Gorilla*
10th Feb - Glasgow, UK - St. Lukes*
11th Feb - London, UK - Village Underground*
12th Feb - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2*
14th Feb - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie†
15th Feb - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Orangerie†
16th Feb - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom†
18th Feb - Cologne, Germany - Artheatre†
19th Feb - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan†
21st Feb - Oslo, Norway - John Dee†
22nd Feb - Stockholm, Sweden - Slaktkyrkan†
24th Feb - Copenhagen, Denmark - Little Vega†
25th Feb - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre†
27th Feb - Warsaw, Poland - Hydrozagadka†
28th Feb - Vienna, Austria - WUK†
29th Feb - Munich, Germany - Hansa 39†
1st Mar - Milan, Italy - Santeria†
3rd Mar - Barcelona, Spain - La Nau†
4th Mar - Madrid, Spain - Caracol†
5th Mar - Porto, Portugal, Casa Da Musica†
19th Mar - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon^
20th Mar - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall^
21st Mar - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx^
23rd Mar - Toronto, OH - Horseshoe Tavern^
24th Mar - Montreal, QB - Bar Le Ritz^
25th Mar - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall^
27th Mar - New York City, NY - Webster Hall^
28th Mar - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer^
29th Mar - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club^
31st Mar - Columbus, OH - The Basement^
1st Apr - St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway^
2nd Apr - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn^
10th Apr - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue^
16th Apr - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre^
17th Apr - Vancouver, BC - Venue^
18th Apr - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom^
20th Apr - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s^
21st Apr - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore^
22nd Apr - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom^
24th Apr - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom^
25th Apr - Albuquerque, NM - Sister^
27th Apr - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn^
28th Apr - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co^
29th Apr - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th St^
30th Apr - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck^
1st May - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room^
2nd May - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews^
* - with Warm Digits
†- with Dustin Zahn
^ - with Wilsen
B I Z Z A R R E
POLIÇA - Steady (Official Audio)
POLIÇA – When We Stay Alive