Pollyn is a name to watch, not only because they’re Californian like me and share most of their name with mine thanks to quirky spelling habits. Aside from these fascinating and highly irrelevant details, their track Gave it Up is the perfect moody antidote for Sweden’s current addiction: wet summer afternoons. Give this melancholy electropop a listen - it won’t disappoint.
Pollyn has just released a new single, How Small We Are, from their forthcoming album. Taggad!
After minor amounts of analysis I’ve concluded that Pollyn is a fusion of Feist, YACHT, and xkcd. WHY?
Okay FIRST OF ALL Pollyn is such an appropriate band name here. That’d be like a band being called Mon…oh wait, I just checked spotify and there IS a band called Mon. Whatever.
The music here TOTALLY reminds me of YACHT, particularly Utopia. Even thematically “How Small We Are” seems to be pseudo-philosophical in the same way Shangri-La is. (Hmmm I sense another post coming on…)
[WHOA, sidenote, Mon has a very disturbing cover of “What I Like about You” called “Lo que me gusta de ti”… I am not even going to link to it, as that would be a disgrace to our blossoming little blog.]
This Pollyn video, however, totally reminds me xkcd with all the little stick figures. Here you go, appropriate-in-so-many-ways xckd comic. Now put on Pollyn as your soundtrack and enjoy feeling really really small:
Actually this one is even more appropriate: