Meet Polina, Dance Music Artist Breaking Genre Barriers
on the Standout Track "Legacy" from Eminem's
New Album, The Marshall Mathers LP2
Legendary rapper Eminem's new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 drops today and the interwebs are ablaze. Amongst artists featured on the 12-track record like Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Skylar Gray, the release includes a collaboration with Polina for Eminem's standout track "Legacy" on one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2013.
Those familiar with Polina's name and work would expect no less from the Russian-born, NYC-based performer and songstress. Having released collaborations with EDM titans such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, and Moguai she has also graced the main stages of some of the world 's biggest festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland and beyond. Polina has also made her name by writing smash singles for world-renowned artists, including Sean Kingston's "Sleep All Day Party All Night" which soared to the top 10 of the UK Pop charts. In 2012, Polina received two huge nods of recognition for her work, a Juno award nomination for Dance Record of The Year for her collaboration with Felix Cartal “Don’t Turn On The Lights” and her collaboration with Steve Aoki, “Come With Me”, was on his Grammy-nominated album “Wonderland" in the best dance album category.
The story of how the eerily beautiful “Legacy” came about shows that Polina can easily cross genres and boundaries with her writing and performance. As Polina explains at the time, I was doing a lot writing and features in the electronic world, so this piano vocal ballad came out of nowhere when I sat down at a piano with co-writer David Brook. I was just trying to get out of my usual writing space and extend myself. Fast forward a few months and I played Interscope Executive Neil Jacobson the demo and thirty seconds later, he said, 'this is an Eminem record, don't play it for anyone!' A week later I was in the studio with Emile Haynie building the song out as he was adding that great beat and more production elements. Once the track was submitted to Eminem and we heard he was cutting his verses, I was delighted" , recalls Polina. Reminiscent of Eminem’s classic “Stan”, the haunting beauty of "Legacy" has the pop sensibility and rightful staying power of a track that embodies "the perfect summation of Eminem's career." (Vice Noisey).
Following her recent successes, Polina is focused on the release of her next electronic records and has been in the studio working with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Shermanology and a certain Dutch heavyweight with whom she was excited to recently collaborate with. Her next artist single “Fade To Love” will drop in late 2013 with a full-length album to follow and she is intent on continuing to cross genre boundaries.. Look out for Polina's unique brand of polished electro-pop with wildly catchy melodies and soaring, gorgeously crafted lyrics - but for now, check out Polina's track with Eminem "Legacy" on The Marshall Mathers LP 2, now available on iTunes.