Music Video Premiere: Polartropica, “Lines On The Water”

0 Comments 27 April 2017

Yay! LA premieres a new music video from synth-pop group Polartropica.

by Daniel Barron



If you follow Yay! LA on the socials (and most likely you are) you may have noticed the new takeovers by guest curators. We hope you’ve been enjoying them so far! Seattle-based artist Siolo Thompson cut the ribbon, and now Ihui Cherise Wu of the indie synth-pop group Polartropica has been taking the wheel. Listing among their influences sparkling mineral water, Totoro, Quentin Tarantino, James Bond and Aaliyah, the band has creating an appropriately off-beat image reflected in their bombastic live shows and trippy music videos (scope the “panda love story” of their track “Light Up The Sky”). Their unique brand of bubblegum psychedelia was first collected in their debut EP, Astrodreams, which was released on cassette last year by Lolipop Records, and now Yay! LA is proud to unveil the music video for their song, “Lines On The Water”.  The small, D.I.Y production was all filmed by Elan Maier on camcorder in Monterey, but the lack of bells & whistles are reflective of the more muted emotions on display.


Wu writes of the song:

“I wrote the song right after Robin Williams committed suicide, sitting at Echo Park Lake. It was a weird day, with sun and rain at the same time. I was thinking about Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Michael Jackson as well – how lonely it must have been to be constantly loved and surrounded by fans, but also dealing with depression or addiction. Feeling so distant from family and friends…wondering if they’ll miss you when you’re gone.”



See Polatropica for FREE and TONIGHT when they perform at Harvard and Stone in Hollywood, along with Miss Jupiter and Cusi Coyllur! Bands start at 9pm. Presented by Play Like A Girl.


Astrodreams EP

Purchase here.


Featured photo by Don’tMeanMaybe.

Learn more about Polartropica on their website.

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Rudderless college graduate Daniel Barron founded Yay! LA Magazine on a love of writing, passion for the arts, and a firm belief that people really like talking about themselves. He contributed to a number of publications, including LA Music Blog and the defunct The Site Unscene, before deciding to cover arts and entertainment the way he wanted to read it. He works as a freelance writer and digital PR consultant in his current home of Los Angeles. Follow him on Twitter at @YayDanielBarron.

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