Caroline Polachek recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a track from her latest album, Desire, I Want to Turn Into You. The former Chairlift vocalist and multi-instrumentalist played “Welcome to My Island” in front of a dark, all-black background while flashing strobe lights illuminated the stage. In addition to her dynamic vocals, Polachek also showcased her guitar skills with a captivating solo played on a one-of-a-kind 1980s Gibson Corvus prototype.
The performance on Fallon’s show comes as part of Polachek’s promotion for her newest album, which was released in 2021 to widespread critical acclaim. “Desire, I Want to Turn Into You” is Polachek’s first solo album under her own name, after a long and successful career in the indie-pop duo Chairlift.
In support of the album, Polachek is scheduled to embark on a tour of North America starting in April. Fans who attend the shows can expect to hear tracks from the new album, as well as some older favorites. Polachek will be joined on select dates by a variety of talented artists, including Sudan Archives, George Clanton, Magdalena Bay, Alex G, and Ethel Cain.
Polachek’s performance on The Tonight Show was just the latest in a series of exciting developments for the musician. In a recent episode of the Pitchfork Review podcast, critics and fans alike delved deep into the themes and motifs of Desire, I Want to Turn Into You, exploring the album’s fantastical landscapes and Polachek’s unique voice and style.
With her latest album and upcoming tour, Caroline Polachek continues to establish herself as one of the most innovative and dynamic artists in contemporary pop music. Whether she’s performing on a late-night talk show, shredding on a vintage guitar, or taking her music on the road, Polachek is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in music and inspiring fans and fellow artists alike.