Polartropica’s unique space pop dreamscape
HI POLARTROPICA! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
Polartropica is a gay, Taiwanese-American sparkly tiger-corn alien playing space dream rock for galaxy scorpions.
TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU STARTED MAKING MUSIC?
I started playing classical piano and trumpet as a kid. I spent most of my high school years playing in jazz ensembles, marching band and youth orchestras. I started writing my own tunes in college when I discovered rock bands.
WHAT’S YOUR PROCESS LIKE FOR MAKING MUSIC?
I usually build a song up from a melody idea that matches a set of lyrics I’ve written – and then layer on/add the rest of the production with my engineer. Our guitarist Alexander Noice and drummer Andrew Lessman will add in their parts to the track before we finalize the mixes and production.
WHO ARE YOUR ROLE MODELS?
Janaya Future Khan, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Rihanna
DO YOU FOLLOW THE TRENDING PEOPLE OF YOUR INDUSTRY?
I’m not always on top of who is trending at the moment, but always appreciate listening to great music and watching artists hone their craft.
WHO IS AN ARTIST YOU’VE BEEN DYING TO WORK WITH?
THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS
We just started a cool Patreon where we release a new track every month exclusively for our subscribers, along with other merch previews and cool behind-this-scene footage!!