An album of triumph and resilience, "When We Stay Alive", is the work of the Minnesota-based group, Poliça. It was written after the lead singer, Channy Leaneagh, experienced a life-changing tragedy, falling from her roof and breaking her back. This opened up a time of intense recovery, which allowed her to harness her feelings into the album at hand. The first half of the album is clearly rooted in the recovery, feeling dark and full of struggle. However, the second half opens up, and shows the true talent of the group. "Count your blessings now", you never know what could happen tomorrow.
Release date: January 31, 2020
Similar artist(s): Phantogram, MS MR
Top tracks: Forget Me Now, Driving, Sea Without Blue