Genre-bending instrumental band Polyphia have returned with “Playing God,” their first song since 2019. The track was produced by guitarists Tim Henson & Scott LePage, alongside JUDGE (Migos & Marshmello, blackbear, Young Thug), and features additional production by the band’s longtime collaborator Y2K (Doja Cat, Remi Wolf, Tove Lo), and Johan Lenox (Kanye, FINNEAS).
Co-written with Wes Hauch (Alluvial), the new track finds the band exploring new sounds and features a complex arrangement of nuevo flamenco guitars, bossa nova flair, and trap-influenced rhythms. The song also sees the band’s guitar virtuosos using nylon string guitars for the first time.
Polyphia have also announced their first headlining North American tour this summer. The upcoming shows will feature support from German progressive metal band Unprocessed and hardcore duo Death Tour. Tickets are on sale Friday, May 13th.
POLYPHIA TOUR DATES
7/28 Houston, TX House of Blues
7/29 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
7/30 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Heaven)
8/2 Charlotte, NC The Underground
8/3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
8/4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
8/5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
8/6 New York, NY Irving Plaza
8/8 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
8/9 Montreal, QC Club Soda
8/10 Toronto, ON Opera House
8/11 Detroit, MI The Majestic
8/12 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
8/14 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
8/15 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
8/16 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
8/18 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
8/19 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
8/20 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
8/22 Vancouver, BC Imperial
8/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne
8/24 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
8/26 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
8/27 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
8/28 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse
8/31 Phoenix, AZ Marquee Theatre
9/2 Fort Worth, TX Ridglea Theatre
9/3 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live