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POLARIS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "OVERFLOW". NEW ALBUM FATALISM OUT SEPTEMBER 1 VIA SHARPTONE.

Updated: Mar 6


📸: Luke Henery


August 23rd, 2023 - The melodic metalcore band from Sydney, Australia, Polaris, have just released the music video for their latest single "Overflow" which will be featured on their upcoming album Fatalism which is due for release on September 1st via Resist Records in Australia and Sharptone Records worldwide.


You can watch the music video for it here or by clicking the thumbnail below.

(WARNING: Viewers are advised that the following video contains images of Ryan Siew.)


The song delivers crystal clear melodies accompanied with powerful guitars as well as energetic and emotion vocals to give a very immersive sound layered with heavy and raw emotional themes of anxiety and it's affects on people.


"This is one of the much more personal and vulnerable tracks on the record lyrically, whereas the other two singles took a wider, more outward perspective...I feel like the meaning of the song is fairly self-explanatory, and I think a lot of people will naturally interpret it through the lens of their own experiences. But essentially, for me, it's about the struggle of fighting off a panic attack and the impact of that struggle on others." - drummer and lyricist Daniel Furnari


"Overflow" was written during the band's 2022 writing session in the Blue Mountains, the same sessions that produced "Inhumane" and "Nightmare". Unlike the heavier sound the last two singles delivered, "Overflow" contrasts very nicely with a more softer alternative rock sound, organically emerging from some of Polaris' own personal listening repertoire.


"'Overflow' was another track that came about from one of our writing retreats, so I guess that system was really paying off at this point," Furnari shares. "We were pretty deep into the process at this point, I think this was actually the final track to make it onto the record. Jake had been pumping out simple chord sequences in an effort to break away from the busier, riffier stuff we'd been writing, and Ryan came in with this super catchy sliding lead over the top, which became the basis for the chorus and the central motif of the song. Stylistically, where Inhumane explored a sort of nu-metal direction and Nightmare was a straight up metalcore track in the truest sense, I’d say 'Overflow' is much more of an alt-rock track."

- Daniel Furnari


Touching on the evolution of "Overflow," Furnari reveals, "I think my favorite part of this song is the direction the second verse takes, particularly when it picks up the energy for a moment. Rick wrote this verse development that really leaned into the sound of bands like Basement and Balance & Composure, which we both love, so it's always satisfying when we find a way to somehow incorporate that alongside the heavier stuff that we more regularly do. Finding a way to get a big heavy section into this song without it feeling out of place was also a challenge and I love that we managed to shape this combination of sliding powerchord accents, crazy programming and bass and drum moments into a type of breakdown we hadn't accomplished before."


What divides humanity, but also unifies it, is Fear, and Fear is the ultimate concept that lies in the core of Polaris's third album Fatalism. This record was formed as a result of the constant state of despair and dystopia that has been consuming the world over the last few years and its reminder of how we, as humans, are completely powerless the change it's course.



PRE-ORDER FATALISM HERE.


FATALISM TRACK LISTING:

"Harbinger"

"Parasites"

"Overflow"

"With Regards"

"The Crossfire"

"Dissipate"

"Aftertouch"

"Fault Line"

"All In Vein"




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