“Forget Me Know” Poliça

Poliça have shared their new single/video “Forget Me Now”, the second from the band’s forthcoming new album When We Stay Alive, due January 31st via Memphis Industries. Produced by Poliça co-founder and producer Ryan Olson and mixed by Jim Eno (Spoon), When We Stay Alive is now available for pre-order. The “Forget Me Now” video was directed by friend and long-term collaborator Isaac Gale and gives an insight into Poliça’s upcoming 2020 performances.

“‘Forget Me Now’ is letting off some steam. It’s about recognizing a pattern of choosing people who can’t love you how you wish to be loved. It’s still remaining very grateful, counting blessings day and night; but don’t confuse being at peace with being a pushover”, says singer Channy Leaneagh. “I think I wrote these words while angry-shoveling this winter. How does it go? ‘Choose a liar once and that’s the liar’s fault; choose a liar three times and it seems maybe I likes liars?’ All the songs are about me and none of them are; this isn’t an excerpt from my diary but it has been many times”.

In the still silence of healing, Leaneagh 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.

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 37d03d collective. As a result, ‘When We Stay Alive’ features one of the largest musical casts of any Poliça record to date.

Tour Dates

6th Feb – London, UK – Banquet Records outstore, St John’s Church, Kingston
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

When We Stay Alive
track list:

1. Driving (video)
3. Fold Up
4. Feel Life
5. Little Threads
6. Be Again
7. Steady
8. Forget Me Now (video)
9. Blood Moon
10. Sea Without Blue