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Ryan Pollie Sheds Band Name, Shares New Song "Blackout"
Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Ryan Pollie Sheds Band Name, Shares New Song "Blackout"

Previously known as the indie rock act Los Angeles Police Department, LA native Ryan Pollie is starting anew in 2018.

Now performing under his given name he is excited to release his new song “Blackout” today – listen to it HERE.

“My new material was influenced mostly by songwriters of the early 70's in both California and Japan. Whether it was Jackson Browne, Carole King, or Graham Nash. Kenji Endo, Yumi Arai, or Sachiko Kanenobu. At that time, songwriters were not hiding behind a band name or creating a persona for their art. The music was completely tied to who they actually were, total vulnerability. I just found that really appealing - like I don't have to be selling something, it's just me.”

With an infectious guitar hook and charming electronic synths, Pollie lays bare his hangover-induced thoughts in the lyrics of “Blackout”.

“The song generally is about substance abuse. Occasionally I will go super hard with friends and this song was written and recorded the day after my friend's birthday party. I black out kind of easily, and then the next day I get super down and go through a lot of self-loathing. Alcohol really affects my brain chemistry. The song does not really have an agenda, but is more just written about my experience of that day and what I was feeling. Canceling plans, apologizing to friends.”

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