SWIT SWEMIERE: Joanne Pollock – Expect Me

Originally hailing from Toronto but now based in Winnipeg, Joanne Pollock uses her unique attention to detail to weave intricate electric fantasies.

What happens when we push up against that which contains us?” asks Pollock. “By distorting the mirror, we may become plastic. When the comfort of familiarity is stripped away, it can feel as though we become a stranger in our own bodies. Is it through embracing the Stranger that we discover ourselves? Stranger explores the multiplicities of selfhood – what defines us, where the boundaries lie.”

“Expect Me” is from Joanne’s debut album ‘Stranger’ which is released this Friday (16.06.2017) via Venetian Snares’ Timesig imprint, with whom Pollock previously collaborated as Poemss. ‘Stranger’ is a stunning collection of songs that veer from calm and beautiful to ferocious explosions of caustic noise, all held together by Joanne’s fascinatingly distinctive vocals.

“Expect Me” is an unsettling and wonderfully different electronic composition. The keening, heartbeat percussion is syncopated with Pollock’s beautiful singing to stunning effect, the keys evoking antique clocks as time twists and turns on an Escher staircase. The song is an alluring calling card for “Stranger”, an invite that demands an immediate, positive RSVP.  It’s Friday, I’m in love.

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