Polaris have released a studio quality version of ‘Hypermania‘, the song they debuted live in Australia on the Holy Hell Tour last year and holy shit it fucking ripppssss harrrrrrrd!
As drummer Daniel Furnari explains
“Hypermania is a song about losing your grip on reality, questioning your sanity, and feeling like you’re on the verge of an explosion all the time. Paranoia, mood swings, white-knuckling your way through the day just barely holding it together. The whole lyrical direction was inspired very directly by the music itself. Rick (Schneider, guitar) has this knack for writing these kind of Southern-hardcore-meets-nu-
“We sort of deliberately leaned into the chaos of the song in order to try and break away from some of our own writing conventions. Songs that are one hundred percent screamed vocals all the way through are pretty rare for us, but when we were writing this track it was pretty clear to us that clean melodic vocals wouldn’t fit the vibe and energy we were hearing instrumentally, so we really focussed on what we could do with both Jamie and Jake to get the right character across for the song with just screams.
Jake has always done a few screamed parts here and there in our live set, but this was the first time that it’s really felt right to incorporate that on record so it was really cool for us to be able to add that to the palate of sounds on this album and contrast him with Jamie in a new way. We definitely pushed the hell out of both of them in this track and spent a lot of time trying to capture that feeling of anxiety and paranoia we wanted to convey, and I feel like that really paid off in the performances you hear in the end product.
We started adding this song to our live set towards the end of last year and the energy from the crowd has been batshit crazy every time we’ve played it. The internet has been starting to demand pretty firmly that we release it, and we’ve been itching to get it out for everyone to finally hear it properly, so here it is!”
Get fucking keeeeeen for their UNIFY Gathering set this weekend and their forthcoming album The Death of Me (out Feb 21) + Australian Tour next month. Polaris are back, baby!
Pre-Order The Death Of Me righhhhht here.
Polaris – The Death Of Me tracklisting
1. Pray For Rain
6. Creatures Of Habit
7. Above My Head
8. Martyr (Waves)
9. All Of This Is Fleeting
10. The Descent