Policia have shared Driving, the first single from their upcoming album When We Stay Alive, which is set for release January 31st via Memphis Industries. It’s both sparse in offering space between beats, and busy with an eclectic range of sounds and experiments.
Channy Leaneagh explains the meaning behind song, which was written after she fell off a roof and smashed her L1 vertebrae and battered her spine, leaving her in a brace with limited mobility for months.
‘Laying in bed, as I healed from a 10 foot fall of carelessness with my life, I would dream of running in green grass and tears would pour from my eyes. Running in the tall tear grass; imagine wanting life and the want remains. That is a feeling to hold onto; that life is worth living even when all the towers are crumbling and this goes beyond my own little accident but the world around me. Following the crone into the sinking ship and having the chance to return without a shadow. Drive on, Drive on. A second chance you won’t forget.’
It’s an album about the redemptive power of rewriting your story in order to heal, and reclaiming your identity as a result. It’s about working to erase the anger, regrets, and fear that accidents can have – and emerging fresh. It’s about driving on.