Born in the small town of New London, WI, Pollux King was making up songs to sing to the flowers in her yard by age 4. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. After graduation, she started nurturing her unique voice, writing and recording music.
New Noise are proud to premiere the acoustic video for King’s single, “Anybody,” below:
Meeting producer Chris Kooreman (one half of Dope Dragunz) in 2019, she dove into creating a vast palette of moods, genre-fluid. This musical menagerie is her self-titled EP.
Showcasing her depth as an artist, from the arena-rock anthem “Score to Settle,” to the cathartic ballad “Anybody,” to a dark, ethereal reimagining of the Donna Lewis classic “I Love You Always Forever,” King, like her namesake, is ready to shine a bright light into the universe.
On the meaning behind the single, King states:
“I grew up being bullied. Really badly. Every day I woke up, I wished I could be someone else. I just wanted to be an adult so I could have a say in what was happening to me, so that I could have some control over my own life. I would lie awake at night thinking of the perfect person I could be so that everyone would think I was smart, cool, pretty, skinny, funny. I hated myself from a very young age because I was shown over and over again that who I was wasn’t OK.
I don’t want to live in that world anymore. I don’t want other people to have to feel like that. The world is changing. We’re speaking up. We’re done being quiet about the pain people have put us through. This song is for the freaks. For the weirdos. For the people who never fit in. This song is for you.”
Pre-order “Anybody” here.