There’s a little bit of “Billie Jean” in Poliça’s “Dark Star”–the rubbery bass, the “not my child, not my child” refrain–but that’s okay. The Justin Vernon-related outfit are able to justify their love of R&B with some supreme chops. Give You The Ghost is one of the year’s best because of its unique atmosphere, not because the band loves Michael Jackson.
In the video for “Dark Star,” Poliça dial up the smokiness to ten and pull off the kind of dramatic visuals the music practically demands. Lights flicker, shadows descend, and at the center of it all, there’s lead singer Channy Leaneagh, calmly singing her heart out. Watch it below.