Caroline Polachek shares the crunchy “Starburned and Unkissed”

Caroline Polachek has released a new song called “Starburned and Unkissed”, her contribution to the new A24 movie I Saw The TV Glow.

The song was co-produced and co-written with A.G. Cook, who brings a warped and crunchy guitar backing to the affair. It flips from spaced out lunacy in the verses to blown-out riffing in the choruses, matching the significant vocal shifts in Polachek’s voice that we’ve come to know and love. Lyrically, it finds her emotionally strung out, “distorted to the bone”, “deep fried” and expressing cosmic yearning for someone to come home. “The kettle’s whistling” she wails – all she wants is an uncomplicated domestic life, but she’s got a hella dramatic way of showing it.

Check out “Starburned and Unkissed” below or find it on your preferred streamer.

The stacked I Saw The TV Glow soundtrack album arrives on 10 May (pre-save).


  1. yeule – Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
  2. Frances Quinlan – Another Season
  3. Caroline Polachek – Starburned and Unkissed
  4. Florist – Riding Around in the Dark
  5. Bartees Strange – Big Glow
  6. Maria BC – Taper
  7. King Woman – Psychic Wound
  8. Jay Som – If I Could
  9. L’Rain – Green
  10. The Weather Station – Moonlight
  11. Drab Majesty – Photograph
  12. Proper – The 90s
  13. Sadurn – How Can I Get Out?
  14. King Woman – Bury
  15. Sloppy Jane (ft. Phoebe Bridgers) – Claw Machine