Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek On The Seeming Impossibility of Making It Big


Caroline Polachek, Chairlift

Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek has had a Very Good Year. Let us list the ways: writing a song for the queen of Barclay’s, Beyonce, starting her own side hustle outside of Chairlift, Ramona Lisa, and embarking on a mini-tour of Europe, peddling her unique brand of sparkly, ethereal lo-fi vocals in small, intimate venues. Here’s what she had to say in an interview at The Hairpin, on the seeming impossibility of making it as a musician:

“But I never imagined that I could ever have a career in music. I always thought it was like a mafia, that you had to sell your soul and know the right people and be in the right place. It just seemed that there was this mysterious initiation process in order to be a professional musician that I would never come into contact with.”

Check out the rest of the interview here, and if you haven’t already, listen to Ramona Lisa’s latest EP, Arcadia