Today, Caroline Polachek has released the video for her track “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” from her forthcoming solo album Pang. The video takes place in a fiery hellscape and features the return of Caroline’s signature choreography, co-directed with visual artist Matt Copson.
Says Caroline, “The song is about being painfully far away from someone you’re crazy about but still trying to keep your cool, which as everyone knows is a private kind of hell. I was thinking about the watercolor scenes in Ren and Stimpy where they’d depict the inside of their minds, and also the sequence in Disney’s Little Mermaid when Ariel’s voice gets pulled out of her…it’s all so psychological. But the thing about personal hell is there’s a lot of time to kill and there’d better be a dance routine…so I played with the shapes from American line dancing and Scottish folk dance – they both have lots of kicking and stomping and hands on hips.”
The track itself premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1. Listen to “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” HERE.
Pang, Caroline’s first solo album under her own name, will be released on October 18. The LP features lead single “Door” as well as “Parachute” and “Ocean of Tears.” Caroline will celebrate the release of Pang with live performances in select US and European cities, starting October 24th. For tickets and more information, please visit her website.
Dates City Venue
October 24, 2019 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon*
October 27, 2019 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
October 30, 2019 London, UK Hoxton Hall*
October 31, 2019 Berlin, DE Burg Schnabel
November 2, 2019 Paris, FR Pitchfork Paris
November 3, 2019 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
January 1, 2020 San Francisco, CA The Independent
January 18, 2020 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
February 1, 2020 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
*denotes sold out date