Polychuck’s EP, ‘Shadows Exposed’ Out Today

A great guitar shredder since the age of only 13, Montreal artist Polychuck is now an innovative and ever-maturing singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and high profile guitar coach who’s ready to take the rock world by storm with multiple singles and a just-issued EP, Shadows Exposed (released on July 23rd), and a new single/video, “Beating Myself Down”.

“I started messing around on the piano with something that sounded like The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ song, and I took it from there,” recalls Polychuck about the writing of “Beating Myself Down.” For me, the melody was clearly going to be kind of uplifting and motivational. At the same time, a friend and I were working on a text with a depressing tone, these lyrics were almost too much to be taken seriously. The theme was dark but the lines were cool and catchy and I knew there was something to keep developing this song. At first, we thought it would fit perfectly like a Papa Roach/ Korn type of song, but I ended up wanting to try it on a more upbeat ‘the world is beautiful & unicorns, etc.’ instrumental track that I had written around the same time.”

Musically, Polychuck stepped outside the box for the song. “After recording the vocals and having finished the structure of the track, I decided to go all in with my upbeat vibe, and even add a brass section. The goal was to make it so ‘over the top’ that it’s almost like there’s a parade going on while I’m singing about how life sucks. The way I ended up arranging the song was now perfectly in line with the feel that I wanted it to have. The song has a swing beat, it starts off with a very light hearted piano chord progression and the instrumentation gradually gets fuller and more complex until the guitar solo kicks in, and I am moving forward going in a super dramatic sound with the long arpeggios and sweep picking to give it an epic sound.”