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Chairlift are more vulnerable than ever on new song “Crying in Public” — listen

on January 08, 2016, 11:00am

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Chairlift are just weeks away from the release of their highly anticipated new album, Moth. Their third overall following 2012’s Something is said to have drawn inspiration from the group’s Big Apple stomping grounds.

“Moths aren’t something you really see in New York City,” singer Caroline Polachek explained to Pitchfork. “You don’t see them very often, at least, but we liked the idea of the moth as a metaphor for vulnerability, for something that’s fragile but relentless at the same time. It goes towards the light; it beats its wings until it dies.”

The bustling metropolis serves as a literal backdrop on Chairlift’s latest song, “Crying in Public,” which finds Polachek overwhelmed with emotion, tears streaming down her face while on a commute through New York’s convoluted underground system. “I’m sorry I’m causing a scene on the train/ I’m falling for you, I’m falling for you,” she sings with unfiltered honesty.

Here, Polachek’s voice might just be the most vulnerable it’s ever been, while also maintaining an alluring, R&B-inflected weightlessness — something the track’s co-producer, Rhye’s Robin Hannibal, certainly knows a thing or two about.

Listen in below.

Moth hits streets on January 22nd via Columbia Records. For more of the album, check out stellar lead single “Ch-Ching” and the Greek mythology-inspired “Romeo”.

Moth Tracklist:
01. Look Up
02. Polymorphing
03. Romeo
04. Ch-Ching
05. Crying in Public
06. Ottawa to Osaka
07. Moth to the Flame
08. Show U Off
09. Unfinished Business
10. No Such Thing As Illusion

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