There’s something inherently wrong with band competitions.

There’s something inherently wrong with band competitions.

Musically competing with others is extremely one dimensional and music can’t be made or contained in one dimension,  so it’s inherently flawed.

Isn’t the point of creating music to share moments of creative bliss with others and share moments of unified experience in our disconnected world? Why would we want build walls around our creations and hog the joy of it all to ourselves?

Isn’t there something utterly vial about pitting musicians against one another and making them compete for attention and exposure? Shouldn’t we be fostering friendships and building community with our fellow musicians?  After all, we are the ones in this together. We are our own best allies, and the ones that can truly help each other achieve and succeed.

In an already hostile music industry why does this model of competition continue to exist and thrive?  Why do we have to beg our fan bases to click silly meaningless buttons and vote for us and not ‘them’ instead of encourage music lovers to truly support all of us by buying our music and coming to our shows?

Why are we as bands subjugating ourselves to being judged by panels of people who determine our worthiness to be narrowed down to a select ‘superior’ few?

The only reason I can fathom as to why we as bands have subjected ourselves to such gimmicks is because of the potential exposure these types of ‘opportunity’s’ bring. The chance for new audiences to discover our hard working band and the songs we sweat our assess off too create,  creates in us a sense of false hope that this could really be a break for us… instead these competitions merely put us in separate pans to be seared and consumed for a mere flashy spectical that lasts for a blink in time.

But let me repat myself, musically competing for an audience is one dimensional and music can’t be made or contained in one dimension… so it’s inherently flawed.

Uniting with bands and building strong bridges we can rock out on together is exponentially more valuable than competing with them, and in all honesty I don’t care to have panels of people judge my bandmates and I,  that alone, is the farthest thing from the reason we create music in the first place.

And as for the chance at exposure,  I’ll let our music speak for itself and our honesty and integrity as artists to communicate meaningful messages guide our way to truly valuable exposure and real opportunity to attract genuine audiences, and I’d encourage all bands to do the same.

Everything else is business gimmick and transparent bullshit.

We’ll pick building bridges over building walls and stick to creating real, heavy, solid music any day and everyday.

United we create, separate we stagnate.

Up up and away we go,

#POLARITY

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Autonomy’s Conquest

Autonomy’s Conquest

Passive submission and i’m paralyzed by a hijacking of my brain
with no one but self to blame
illusion clear, it’s strength I fear
lullaby lies and i’m going insane
with this fierce imagination 

I’m faithfully just a servant to you
subject to your pitiful rule
In this Fortress of fear I call Fortitude here
Conquer conquer

Now here you come just as I think that I am starting to win your game
obliteration of my faith in
myself my dear fallacy’s here
Projecting lies but i see you guise
all i do is oblige

I’m faithfully just a servant to you
subject to your and your pitiful rule
In this Fortress of fear I call Fortitude here
Conquer conquer

You take me to walk around my fears in the night in the night
it’s dark and it’s cold with these souls and i fear that i might
become one of these though i want to transcend to the light
your leading me by the stench of your words and they bite

My hopes of becoming something other than this frozen fright
with every step that I take i feel your knuckles squeezing tight
with every breath that i take you restrict me finding light
with every thought that i think you do your best to ignite

Doubt within self and the need to feel pain
Pain within self and the need to feel shame
Shame within self and the need to place blame
blame within self and this mind fucked chess game

You take me to walk around my fears in the night in the night
it’s dark and it’s cold with these souls and I fear that I might
become one of these though I want to transced to light
I’m Looking for truth external to what i know is right

Open Heart
Concentrate and Meditatie
She said
The choice is in your perception
Balance mind in focused time
Breathe breathe breathe
Balance mind in focused time

Self assured I will not be your fool
Im a subject of me and by Free Will I Rule
In this fortress of Will I call fortitude here
I will Conquer

Read fear to find truth
Awaken to what defines you
Autonomous is what you are
Dependant fear leads you into the dark

Rise up

~ Jasmine Virginia

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A Poetic Jasmine..

It’s been a long time since hitting up a stage, and when I’m away from performing for too long it feels as if an integral part of my soul goes into a deep freeze, it’s dark place to be and in dark places it’s easy to loose yourself while getting lost….
During these times practice, perseverance and patience shine moments of light my way and give me assurance I’ll find my most powerful self again.
The night before I feel excited.
The morning of I feel relaxed.
Before stepping up I feel nervous.


When my bandmates play their first notes…I feel at home.


My doubts, fears and negative self talk melt away while my body and voice unfold like the petals of a flower let go knowing it’s their time to recharge in the light…it’s then that I’m always able to feel with absolute certainty and clarity that this dream is always going to be worth chasing.


Mapleton….you have no idea how much I’m looking forward to you.


See you on Saturday.

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POLARITY Has a FREE App!!!

POLARITY Has a Free App!!!

Exiting news everyone one! We teamed up with EdenCloud and have developed our very own App!!

With the app you can keep up to date with us from the comfort of your own pocket! Our music is streamable from it, all of our shows are updated on it, you’ll have access to photos, videos, and even exclusive POLARITY goodies with the app. We’re amped cause there’s even a chat section where we can chat with you directly!

To download the app head on over here;

Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/polaritymusic/id982962863…

Google Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

Now this is the first time we’ve had an app and the first Eden Cloud has developed an app specifically tailored to bands, so we’d love to hear some feedback once you’ve started using it. Lucky for us, we’re working closley with Eden Cloud to continue improving it with your feedback!

Also, if you’re a band or a business and want to get in touch and get your own app visit Eden Cloud’s website here ; http://www.edencloud.ca/polarity/

We think it’s pretty rad to be an independent band and have our own APP!!!!

Exiting Day!

Happy App’ing,
POLARITY

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Lucky Us!!!

We as a band have always been blessed by the generosity of our friends and fans.

Recently we were given a SEVEN STRING guitar!

Adrian or Don Juan as he’s known is a professional musician who saw us at one of our recent Lees Palace shows and was so impressed with our set that since seeing us he’s only every tried to help us by passing along reputable publicists, passing along talent calls and any other information he knows will help our band!

We’ll he’s moving to China to play music in Macau and as a parting gift gave us this amazing guitar. As he says ‘a guitar that’s not played is a dead guitar’…

We can assure you Adrian, this guitar will be put to good use, we recorded with some seven strings on the new album, so it’s the perfect time to introduce seven strings to our live show!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Adrian! POLARITY Loves you!

 

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Fighting Spirit

What keeps a fighting spirit chiseling their own path up an iceberg with an ice pick when it seems (at times) it’s them against a humbling undertaking and all the elements are against them?

I can’t help but think it’s got to be the intention behind the reason to climb, their desire to chisel an authentic path unique to them and the passion in their soul that drives their next move upwards no matter what the elements throw their way…

What drives us as a band to keep creating, pushing and striving?

Our intention as a band has always been to write a progression of linear sound the soul can find strength, healing, and release in…

It’s our souls desire to write music that ranges from stories of true human triumph, to the wisdom in a remembered pre life experience detailing the challenges of what it means to incarnate on earth, to life based tales exploring real life human struggle and what it means to be controlled by fear, to soul filled whisperings (or yellings) of an inner guidance that lives deep within each of us that tells us there is light beyond the dark and we can heal our own lives….

It’s the passion we feel for what we play when we’re in our jam room and it’s just the five of us connecting with our own higher selves and each other…

Ultimately what keeps us going is that each POLARITY song is a message we all believe in, find healing in and harness strength from.

Thank you with the depth of an iceberg for being our cheering section as we continue our assent to the top with humility. Our heads are bowed in thanks to the people in music industry who see our potential and believe in our message and to YOU the fans that make our dreams of rocking the world a reality.

Authenticity, passion and the potential to heal ourselves and others through music is what keeps us chiselling our own path in the music industry and we’re happy to report we’re making progress.

May we encourage you to chisel your own souls path of passion because it’s a journey, a strength and a joy nobody can take from you.

We’re all in this climb together and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Up we go.
Jasmine

 

 

 

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