The upper echelon of our heavy music hierarchy needs to make a little room as South Sydney five-piece Polaris announce their debut album, The Mortal Coil, out November 3. The band has teamed up with SharpTone to release the album outside of Australia and New Zealand as part of a partnership with Resist Records.
Polaris have unveiled the brand new single and video “The Remedy.” Watch it here.
“The lyrics for this song are introspective in a very stark, critical way. It’s a song about feeling trapped by your own bad habits, feeling like you’re just stumbling around blindly making mistake after mistake without really learning anything from it. We’ve always tended mostly towards writing from a very personal, vulnerable place and I think lyrically there’s a lot of uncomfortable truths on this record,” explains drummer Daniel Furnari.
“Filming for ‘The Remedy’ took place over a single afternoon at mine and Daniel’s old high school, who were kind enough to let us use their green screen. Unlike previous videos we’ve done, we all shot our takes individually, which posed as somewhat of a challenge without other people playing around us to feed off of. We chose to work with the guys at Red Boss again as we felt they suited the project and were really able to guide and expand on the idea that we had,” says bassist/vocalist Jake Steinhauser.
The Mortal Coil was recorded in Polaris’ self-made studio in Mollymook, NSW, where they shipped American tandem, Carson Slovak and Grant MacFarland of Atrium Audio, to oversee the recording. No strangers to success themselves, the hotly-tipped duo most recently produced, engineered and mixed August Burns Red’s Grammy-nominated album, Found In Far Away Places.
Guitarist Rick Schneider said, “Recording The Mortal Coil was unlike any studio experience we’d had before, both in location and environment. A few hours south of Sydney, we rented a holiday house, not knowing how well it would suit our needs. We managed to set up two work stations and quickly found ourselves in a focused, yet highly relaxed work environment. While stress would inevitably makes its way into the process, the end result is something we are all very proud of, and I’ll personally always look back on that month fondly.”
THE MORTAL COIL TRACK LISTING:
2. “The Remedy”
6.” In Somnus Veritas”
7. “Dusk to Day”
9. “The Slow Decay”
10. “Crooked Path”
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