Caroline Polachek Shares New Aria Written for Kurt Cobain Opera

Caroline Polachek has released an aria that she wrote for Oliver Leith’s opera Last Days, an adaptation of Gus Van Sant’s 2005 film dramatizing the end of Kurt Cobain’s life. The contribution from Cook and PC Music producer Danny L Harle is titled “Non Voglio Mai Vedere Il Sole Tramontare,” Italian for “I Never Want to See the Sun Go Down.” Last Days runs at London’s Royal Opera House through October 11. Listen to “Non Voglio Mai Vedere Il Sole Tramontare” below.

Since 2019’s Pang, Polachek has released the singles “Bunny Is a Rider” and “Billions.” In late 2020, she shared a cover of the Coors’ “Breathless” ahead of a set of Pang remixes. She’s also joined Charli XCX for “New Shapes,” remixed material by Christine and the Queens, made a guest appearance on Murkage Dave’s “Awful Things,” and produced material for Hyd. She covered Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” for the Jack Antonoff-produced soundtrack to a summertime Minions sequel. On October 6, Polachek revealed that she has a new song titled “Sunset” arriving on October 17. 

Read about “Bunny Is a Rider” at No. 1 on Pitchfork’s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2021.


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