“So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” is a stunning track from American singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek’s 2019 album “Pang”. The song is a perfect example of Polachek’s unique blend of avant-garde pop and experimental electronic music, showcasing her incredible vocal range and inventive production style. With its catchy hooks, dreamy synths, and memorable lyrics, “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” is a standout track that has captivated audiences around the world.
The song starts with a pulsating synth riff that sets the tone for the rest of the track. As Polachek’s ethereal vocals kick in, the song builds to a soaring chorus that’s equal parts uplifting and melancholy. The lyrics are a mix of playful and introspective, exploring the conflicting emotions that come with falling in love and feeling vulnerable. The track is a masterclass in Polachek’s ability to combine intricate production techniques with emotionally resonant songwriting.
The iconic synth riff at the beginning of “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings” was actually inspired by the sound of a car horn that Polachek heard while walking around in Los Angeles, demonstrating her ability to draw inspiration from unexpected sources and incorporate them into her music in innovative ways.
The song’s title was inspired by a line from the 2005 film Robots.
About the Artist
Caroline Polachek is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and visual artist. She is best known for her work as a member of the indie pop band Chairlift, as well as her solo career. Polachek’s music is characterized by its lush, electronic soundscapes and her ethereal vocals.
She has released two solo albums, Pang (2019) and Drawing the Target Around the Arrow (2022), to critical acclaim. Polachek has also collaborated with artists such as Charli XCX, Blood Orange, and Danny L Harle. She is a versatile and innovative artist who is constantly pushing the boundaries of electronic music.