Caroline Polachek Returns with “Bunny Is a Rider”
The song is Polachek's first original song since 2019's PANGPhoto by Nedda Afsari Music News Caroline Polachek
Caroline Polachek’s otherworldly presence has made her one of pop’s most intriguing figures, first as co-founder of the synth-pop outfit Chairlift, and now as a solo act. Her 2019 debut Pang was a stunner, making our list of the best pop albums of that year. Now, Polachek returns with her first original piece of music since then, “Bunny Is a Rider.”
The single is a sonic departure from Polachek’s dreamy, introspective indie-pop as she veers into spicier territories. Deep bass provided by producer Danny L Harle and whistles transport listeners into a Caribbean paradise as Polachek reflects on operating untethered to anyone or anything.
In a statement, Polachek elaborates on her new track:
“Bunny Is a Rider” is a summer jam about being unavailable. Bunny is slippery, impossible to get ahold of. Maybe it’s a fantasy, maybe it’s a bad attitude. But anyone can be bunny, at least for three minutes and 17 seconds. The song features a scorching bass performance from producer Danny L Harle, plus his baby daughter’s first vocal cameo.
Below, stream “Bunny Is a Rider” and scroll further down to revisit Chairlift’s 2010 Paste performance of “Evident Utensil.”