Due to a huge demand by the fans, Polaris have released the video and track, Hypermania, taken from their second studio album, The Death Of Me, out on February 21 via Resist Records.
“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-
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!”
THE DEATH OF ME AUSTRALIAN TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: WAGE WAR (USA), CRYSTAL LAKE (JAPAN)
& ALPHA WOLF (AUS)
SUNDAY 23 FEBRUARY: ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH LIC AA*
MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY: THE GOV, ADELAIDE LIC AA NEW SHOW
FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY: ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
*Crystal Lake not appearing
Saturday 11 January 2020: UNIFY Gathering, South Gippsland VIC