Singing the Pain Away
Swedish pop artist Kimberly Polanco fell in love with music through her Chilean mother’s passion for singing. She started writing her own songs from an early age, later getting inspired by the sound of artists like Kehlani and Paloma Mami.
Her music expresses difficult topics with an undertone of emotional resistance. Polanco has the ability to sing the pain away in the form of R&B-influenced pop. The way she navigates her cultural background could remind you of artists like Kali Uchis.
Kimberly Polanco’s current sound resulted from a collaboration with producer Jonathan Thorpenberg. The Swedish musician is also known as the frontman of The Unguided and the producer behind pop hits like Matt Fella’s “Miami Nights”.
Polanco got signed to Gothenburg-based Rexius Records in 2020. She’s now preparing for the release of her debut single “Nothing Left to Feel” on May 28th.
Photo by Yasamin Zeinali.