Hailing from Sydney, Mary and Chris are Polarheart. Having played alongside each other in previous projects, the duo began writing together in early 2013. They found a strong chemistry, and a year later Polarheart was born.
Their combination of dreamy vocals and abstract soundscapes, now combining elements of garage, trap, and RnB makes for a captivating listening experience. Drawing on a range of musical influences with classical training in common, and a love for pop and electronica, Polarheart continue to explore new sounds and unique ways to convey relatable messages through their music.
Their debut single Paralyse has received airplay in the UK and the US, as well as across Australia. The track has had over 73,000 plays on SoundCloud and was featured on MTV Iggy, Hillydilly and Nylon Magazine US. Their follow up single Livealie received positive online reviews from around the globe, was played on Triple J, and was played on the runway as part of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2015. Moving from strength to strength, the duo’s third single Hypnotise, received rave reviews, and plenty of airtime, including Triple J.
The band has since been active in the live music scene, having played shows across Sydney, such as Oxford Art Factory and FBI social. Most recently they played at the Marmalade Skies Festival.
“Beautiful, dark pop.”- Corynne Tait, Triple J
“Hypnotise is a good name for this song because I’m totally under its spell.” Dom Alessio, Triple J
“The layered vocals coupled with dreamy synths will have you floating with sweet sadness as you listen to this infectious tune.” NYLON Magazine, USA.
Dystopia is a song about being trapped in a situation, which you know is wrong, but being unable to escape. It is about someone, or something, making you feel like you are stuck in a perpetual nightmare, stuck in your own personal dystopia.
“After weeks of writers block, we set ourselves a challenge…. to write something terrible. With this, the pressure of writing our next single melted away, and we came up with Dystopia.”
– Mary Bokey and Chris Chidiac (Polarheart)
Source- Pavement Records