“Speaking Of Ghost” is about the son of Channy Leaneagh (Polica) and Ryan Olson. Leaneagh details it here:
“Speaking Of Ghost” included a sample of mine and Ryan’s 10 month old son at the time playing drums. He was on the road with us for the first performance of the song in Berlin. It’s a note of memories from the first year of his life and it ends with a message to him for his future when I’m gone. He was my constant companion while writing this record: I’d write the lyrics by trying out different melodies and stories on him while I sang him to sleep: he was my silent audience…felt like singing for a ghost.
Check it out below, along with a full list of tour dates.
Tracklist: 01. Fake Like
03. Speaking Of Ghost
06. How Is This Happening
07. Music For The Long Emergency
Poliça and s t a r g a z e Tour 2/15 North Adams, MA – MASS MoCA
2/17 New York, NY – Symphony Space at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2/18 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace (No s t a r g a z e)
2/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (No s t a r g a z e)
2/21 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
2/22 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
2/23 Cincinnati, OH – Contemporary Arts Center
2/27 London, UK – Oval Space