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Sydney duo Polish Club have roared into 2021 with their new single, Stop For A Minute. The track serves as the duos poppiest release since 2018's Clarity,
On Stop For A Minute, Polish Club juxtapose the heavier lyrical content with a bright sonic soundscape. Built upon siren-wail e-bow guitars, infectious bass lines and a catchy upbeat melody, the track conceptually navigates power structures, specifically commenting on artists in a position of power who abuse their privilege and status. “All your heroes end up being fucking monsters,” Novak sings in the song's chorus, with the kind of conviction that comes from someone who knows what they're talking about.
“At its core, this song is me trying to deal with our inconsistent acknowledgement of the cavalcade of horrible things done by countless artists in a position of power,” says singer and guitarist David Novak, the band's lead vocalist and guitarist. “There is a knowledge that nothing ever really comes of these things until the relevance of these artists wane. A good hit is enough for us to all collectively decide it's not worth dealing with right now – or sometimes ever.”
The duo continue the visual fun explored on their previous single for the tracks music video, teaming up once again with their Just Talking collaborator, Tim Nathan. Steering away from the conceptual nature of the song, the duo juxtapose the heavier content with some green-screen heavy scenes. Opening with Novak ruching on a tasty looking sandwich, the musician is slowly engulfed by scenes of food playing out behind him, dancing within a landscape of bread. Oprah would be proud! The bread soon becomes cheese and clones of Novak enter the scene, creating a standout, deliciously captivating visual.
The band will launch the single this April with headlining “Live! For A Minute” shows in Melbourne and Brisbane, marking their returns to each city for the first time in well over a year. Read our review of Polish Club's headline show in Sydney late last year, here.
Stop For A Minute is out now! Watch the music video below.