Listen As Columbia Records CHAIRLIFT’S Caroline Discusses The Duo’s Latest Album, “Moth”, Their Multi-Cultural Influences and Much More!
Posted On 21 Mar 2016
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In January, the indie-pop duo Chairlift released their highly anticipated third album, “Moth” via Columbia Records.
Since 2007, Chairlift comprised of writer/producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly have risen to acclaim with irresistible sweeping melodies and vibrant production. Chairlift’s third album builds on this foundation while taking these signatures to a place that is more ambitious and personal than ever before. Sonically rich and emotionally uninhibited, Moth marks an astonishing progression.
Enjoy the video for “Moth’s” lead single- “Ch-Ching”:
Caroline and Patrick have been collaborating since 2004, since before Chairlift was formed. In addition to their records together, both Caroline and Patrick have explored a number of musical side projects: Patrick has worked with artists such as Solange Knowles, Wet, Kool A.D., Tei Shei and others, while Caroline’s collaborations include Blood Orange, SBTRKT, Fischerspooner and more. She also released and toured Arcadia, a self-produced solo album under the alias Ramona Lisa.
In early 2013, Chairlift were approached by Beyoncé to collaborate on her groundbreaking self-titled album. What landed on the record was “No Angel,” a breathy R&B jam written and produced by Caroline and co-produced by Patrick. Experimenting with their sound in this new context opened up their writing process and helped broaden their scope as they set out to make “Moth”.
The resulting album is a document of complete artistic freedom a sensuous and loose record that effortlessly flows from bulls-eye pop hooks to textured, gut-wrenching balladry. Moth is a joyful album that speaks directly to the body through exquisite sonic play. It marks a significant lyrical shift in tone for Chairlift, now playing with intimate narratives instead of the often abstract palette of their first two albums.
This past Saturday night, March 19th, All Access writer, Leah Adams had the pleasure of seeing them perform at LA’s El Rey Theater. Their energy and stay performance was intoxicating and certainly filled the room. They played songs of “Moth” as well as few older tracks that the audience was delighted to hear. Chairlift is continuing to tour heavily throughout the U.S. until mid-April.
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Learn more about Chairlift and this latest collection in the following All Access interview with Caroline: