Polartropica, Disco Shrine, Metronohm, Mini Bear

Polartropica, Disco Shrine, Metronohm, Mini Bear

Polartropica

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Past Event
$10

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Bootleg Theater
2200 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90057
213-389-3856
As Polartropica, Ihui Cherise Wu creates such airy, gauzy pop songs that it’s easy to miss the heavy message behind her new tune “Golden Soul.” Against a backdrop of candied synthesizers and boxy electro-pop drumbeats, Wu coos with a dreamily melodic delivery, and it initially sounds like “Golden Soul” is a fizzy, escapist pop fantasy. But the song is actually about a friend who developed an opioid addiction after a doctor prescribed Oxycontin to treat a back injury. Addiction to prescription medications has become a silent killer across the United States in recent years, and the seemingly lightweight song carries a powerful punch. (Check out our recent premiere with Wu for more background about “Golden Soul.”) The Taiwanese-American vocalist concocts a state of wonder and magic in other songs, such as “Crystal Ramen” and the sweetly sung exhortation “Olympia.”

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