The fourth single from Caroline Polachek's second solo album, Desire, I Want to Turn Into You, which drops February 14, "Welcome to My Island" opens with her unearthly, bone-chilling cry before the track swan dives into a percolating river of jagged, synth-swept grooves and Polachek's dryly sinister delivery. The song was born during sessions for Polachek's 2019 solo debut, Pang, but as she told Rolling Stone, the narrative was “brash and bratty and funny and chaotic and manic" and didn't fit anywhere — until now. "Welcome to My Island" is an epic track, produced by Dan Nigro, (Polachek's “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings,” Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour), Polachek, Danny L Harle, A. G. Cook and Jim E-Stack.
New York-born Polachek, ex of Chairlift, has been forging a powerful pop path since the release of Pang, opening for Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia Tour in North America last year. Desire, I Want to Turn Into You, released via the Perpetual Novice label, was an herculean effort on the road; much of the album was recorded during the day while Polachek toured with Dua Lipa. It includes three previously released singles: the breezy Latin grooves of "Sunset," the irrepressibly catchy "Bunny is a Rider," and "Billions." She'll commence her own 22-date "The Spiraling Tour" in North America this April, arriving at New York's Radio City Music Hall on May 20 with opening artist Ethel Cain (other artists opening along the way include Sudan Archives, George Clanton, and Toro y Moi).