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Polaris release “Overflow” music video

Author Flavia Andrade - 24.8.2023

Polaris have released an official music video for their new single “Overflow“, the third of a trio of videos the band filmed with their late guitarist Ryan Siew, who passed away last June.

This new single will be featured on the group’s third studio album “Fatalism“, out on September 01.

Drummer Daniel Furnari shared:

This is one of the much more personal and vulnerable tracks on the record lyrically, whereas the other two singles took a wider, more outward perspective. I feel like the meaning of the song is fairly self-explanatory, and I think a lot of people will naturally interpret it through the lens of their own experiences. But essentially, for me, it’s about the struggle of fighting off a panic attack and the impact of that struggle on others.

Overflow‘ was another track that came about from one of our writing retreats, so I guess that system was really paying off at this point. We were pretty deep into the process at this point, I think this was actually the final track to make it onto the record. Jake had been pumping out simple chord sequences in an effort to break away from the busier, riffier stuff we’d been writing, and Ryan came in with this super catchy sliding lead over the top, which became the basis for the chorus and the central motif of the song. Stylistically, where ‘Inhumane’ explored a sort of nu-metal direction and ‘Nightmare’ was a straight up metalcore track in the truest sense, I’d say ‘Overflow’ is much more of an alt-rock track.

I think my favorite part of this song is the direction the second verse takes, particularly when it picks up the energy for a moment. Rick wrote this verse development that really leaned into the sound of bands like Basement and Balance & Composure, which we both love, so it’s always satisfying when we find a way to somehow incorporate that alongside the heavier stuff that we more regularly do.

Finding a way to get a big heavy section into this song without it feeling out of place was also a challenge and I love that we managed to shape this combination of sliding powerchord accents, crazy programming and bass and drum moments into a type of breakdown we hadn’t accomplished before.

You can check out the new video below: