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Listen to Charli XCX remix Caroline Polachek’s ‘Welcome To My Island’

The track features on Polachek's new album ‘Desire, I Want To Turn Into You’, which is out next month

By Hollie Geraghty

Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek in a side by side comp image
Charli XCX and Caroline Polachek (Photos: Jack Bridgland and Twitter)

Charli XCX and The 1975 drummer George Daniel have remixed a new version of Caroline Polachek’s latest single ‘Welcome To My Island’ – listen to it below.

The song is the fourth single from Polachek‘s forthcoming new album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You, out February 14, following ‘Bunny Is A Rider’, ‘Billions’ and ‘Sunset’.

The remixed version puts an electronic spin on the sunny single – produced by Polachek alongside collaborators Dan Nigro, Danny L Harle, A. G. Cook and Jim E-Stack – and features new lyrics from Charli XCX, who also collaborated with Polachek on 2021 single ‘New Shapes’ with Christine And The Queens.

Check out the remix below.

Next month Polachek will embark on the UK leg of ‘The Spiraling Tour’, kicking off in Brighton on February 10, with stops in Leeds, Oxford, London, Manchester and Bristol. She is also set to headline London’s Wide Awake Festival on 27 May. Tickets can be purchased here.

Speaking to Rolling Stone in a recent interview, the singer said ‘Welcome To My Island’, written with with Nigro (who co-wrote most of Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour), marked the official end of this album colliding with the world of her 2019 debut, Pang, the first under her real name.

“It feels like a more contemporary way of working,” she said. “Rather than disappearing, you stay present and let people in on the evolution.”

Caroline Polachek, live in London
Caroline Polachek, live in London (Picture: Ronan Park)

Elaborating on the dual meaning of the new album’s title, she explained: “One, it can be read as being about the ‘you’.

“We all know that feeling of falling in love, of wanting to obsessively learn from and become that person. But on the other hand, maybe desire is the thing you want to turn into itself.”

Reviewing Polachek at her last London show in 2021, Rolling Stone UK said that the singer’s “fierce vocals have never felt more transportive to a crowd that has waited two years to belt and wail and roar with her”.