Following the release of her sublime new single ‘Welcome To My Island’, pop curveball Caroline Polachek will release a new record and head out on a lengthy tour in 2023.
On Monday the pop star confirmed that her new album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You will drop on February 14, 2023, shortly after a string of UK and European dates and before hitting the road in the USA.
The first taste from that upcoming record is ‘Welcome To My Island’, which was given a surprise release last week. The rip-roaring pop track details a one-sided love affair with menacing production bubbling over Polachek’s shapeshifting voice.
A music video has been released to accompany the track, co-directed by Caroline and Matt Copson.
Desire, I Want To Turn Into You will be Polachek’s first album release since 2019 experimental pop effort PANG whose off-the-wall sound found a home with fans.
Her profile has grown since – landing her everywhere from the direct opening spot on Dua Lipa’s 2022 North American Future Nostalgia Tour, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Primavera, All Points East, Governors Ball, Pitchfork Music Festival and Outside Lands.
Speaking about the record to Rolling Stone, Polachek said: “One, it can be read as being about the ‘you’. We all know that feeling of falling in love, of wanting to obsessively learn from and become that person. But on the other hand, maybe desire is the thing you want to turn into itself.”
Here’s where you can catch Caroline Polachek on tour in 2023.
2/10 – Brighton, UK @ Chalk
2/11 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett Student Union
2/12 – Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy Oxford
2/14 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
2/15 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
2/16 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
2/18 – Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
2/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega (Sold Out)
2/22 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
2/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Club
2/24 – Amsterdam, NL@ Paradiso
2/25 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
2/27 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix
NORTH AMERICAN THE SPIRALING TOUR
4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall – with George Clanton
4/15 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner – with George Clanton
4/17 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre – with George Clanton
4/18 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre – with George Clanton
4/19 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall – with George Clanton
4/21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern – with George Clanton
4/22 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre – with George Clanton
4/24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – with Toro Y Moi
4/25 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater – with George Clanton
4/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum – with Toro Y Moi
4/28 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre – with Sudan Archives
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium – with Sudan Archives
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield – with Magdalena Bay
5/4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo – with Sudan Archives
5/8 – Vancouver, BC @ The Orpheum – with Sudan Archives
5/9 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Crystal Ballroom – with Sudan Archives
5/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Block Party
5/14 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom – with Alex G
5/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre – with Ethel Cain
5/17 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium – with Ethel Cain
5/19 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem – with Ethel Cain
5/20 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall – with Ethel Cain
Pre-order Desire, I Want To Turn Into You here.