WATCH: Caroline Polachek Opens the Burn Book on “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings”

The ex-Chairlift singer tries to keep her cool around someone she's crazy about.

Caroline Polachek knows just how you feel. The former frontwoman for the beloved synth-pop act Chairlift is striking out on her her own, and has a fiery new music video to share.

“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” is the latest track taken from Polachek’s forthcoming full-length, Pang, set for release on October 18 via Columbia Records.

“The song is about being painfully far away from someone you’re crazy about but still trying to keep your cool, which as everyone knows is a private kind of hell,” Polachek revealed in a press statement. “I was thinking about the watercolor scenes in Ren and Stimpy where they’d depict the inside of their minds, and also the sequence in Disney’s Little Mermaid when Ariel’s voice gets pulled out of her…it’s all so psychological. But the thing about personal hell is there’s a lot of time to kill and there’d better be a dance routine…so I played with the shapes from American line dancing and Scottish folk dance—they both have lots of kicking and stomping and hands on hips.”

Watch “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” below.


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