Caroline Polachek’s Artistry Translates To Joy At This Ain’t No Picnic Thoughts+Photos: Caroline Polachek at This Ain't No Picnic 8/28/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…Following the dissolution of her band Chairlift back in 2017, Caroline Polachek has cultivated her alternative/alt-pop sound and garnered an amazingly loyal following, and they were all at the Back Nine stage as the sun slowly set in the west.
Even while she was fronting Chairlift, she had been developing her own sound with solo projects CEP and Ramona Lisa (a project that I am actually quite fond of). Not only has she cultivated her own artistry, but she’s helped shape the artistry of other recording artists collaborating with the likes of Blood Orange, Christine, and the Queens, and Charli XCX. She’s also co-written for artists like Beyonce and Travis Scott. Needless to say, Caroline’s artistry overflows with abundance.
That artistry was on full display at This Ain’t No Picnic. Some reviewers have deemed Caroline’s live performances as “Avant-Garde… Pop Perfection“, and it’s hard to dispute that description. Even on a generic festival stage, she was able to transform her setting into a unique minimalist world of her own. Her sheer, hand-knit dress with bright red boots reflected both a youthful attitude with a deceptively sensual flare. And as she performed her wholly individual music, her body moved in a way that was perhaps choreographed but felt so organically natural that you couldn’t help but feel that the movement was inspired from the moment, in the moment.
All of this provided for one of the most sparkling performances of the weekend, and if you weren’t already a fan, you probably would have fallen in love with the energy that came from that Back Nine stage. It was a moment when artistry fully translated into joy, and that speaks volumes…”
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