Women in Music 2019

POLICA & s t a r g a z e Debut Psychedelic Short Film For 'How Is This Happening': Premiere

Graham Tolbert
Poliça

Minneapolis Electronic quartet POLIÇA, along with Orchestral collective s t a r g a z e, is premiering a 10-minute short film today exclusively with Billboard (May 24) to accompany their single of the same name.

From the two groups' collaborative effort Music For The Long Emergency, the contemplative film canvasses parks, forests and vast gorges across New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming, painting a beautiful but haunting portrait of the state of mother nature.

The video was made in collaboration with Meow Wolf, a DIY art-collective out of Santa Fe, New Mexico that are known for their immersive experiences. The slow-building single, written hours after Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, is a therapeutic track for a band that was left heartbroken on the evening of November 8, 2016. 

“Twas an example of the truly healing effects of making music with your friends,” said lead singer Channy Leaneagh in a press release. “And while it doesn’t necessarily make things better, it builds community.” The track is eerie, with Leaneagh's evocative vocals providing a feeling of relatable unease as she questions her uncertain future. 

Check out the haunting film below:

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