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According to Poliça frontwoman Channy Leaneagh, the band's new single I Need $ (spoken as I Need Money) contains a lyric that most represents the band's critically-acclaimed second album, 2013's Shulamith: "Chasing and wasting for our own desires, we love what we need until the need grows tired." This strange sense of push-pull, of attracting and then retreating, permeates most of the ethereal, R&B-influenced music they make, with Leaneagh's distorted vocals making it sound like it was recorded behind a wall of thick smoke. I Need $ is one of the more immediate songs on the album, featuring a bassline that could have been lifted from Solange's True EP, and a cluster of hovering synths that glide in for the gorgeous chorus in which Leaneagh details what she does and doesn't need (money she needs; love and a man she doesn't, thank you very much). The song's dreamlike state is anchored by the video – directed by Isaac Ravishankara and premiered here – which finds Leaneagh daydreaming her way through a job as a motel cleaner, exchanging pensive glances with one particular occupant for reasons that are never made fully clear.
I Need $ is released on March 3. The band play The Troxy in London on 12 February.