“Have to Make This Call” by POLYDRIVE is the kind of easy listening you’ll want to blast whether you’re relaxing in your bedroom or driving down the coast with friends. POLYDRIVE has the style and talent that could make them the next big thing in bedroom pop.
The duo is made up of two brothers: Cole Tessier on keys, guitar and lead vocals and Cam Tessier on keys, guitar, and backup vocals. They are based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma and have been making music since 2012 though they’ve been making music as POLYDRIVE for only two years. They take inspiration from a variety of artists including Phil Collins, Blink-182 and Tame Impala to create a sound that is uniquely theirs.
The purpose of “Have to Make This Call” was to fine-tune their sound. Although they’re better known for bedroom pop, POLYDRIVE wanted a sound with punk rock elements that feels like a call back to the early 2000’s.
Their newest single begins with an acoustic verse that bursts into an energy-filled chorus. The buildup to the chorus is reminiscent of early 2000’s radio pop. During the pandemic, the duo sold a lot of their music gear, and to achieve their desired sound, needed to purchase a grungy-style guitar. They purchased one from Amazon for only $59 and the resulting sound is pretty impressive compared to the price.
POLYDRIVE explains the meaning behind the single. “The song, lyric-wise, is really just an expression of love and gratitude for someone who’s stuck in there with you through thick and thin. That feeling of knowing you could take on anything as long as the people who mean the most to you are by your side.” The lyrics are catchy and easy to understand which is sure to keep you singing them all day. The chorus goes:
But when the night is just beginning
In the middle of it all
I’ll say my time is up
I will stay in touch
But I gotta make this call
POLYDRIVE is bursting with motivation to succeed. Cam says, “We hope to see POLYDRIVE begin to blossom with these upcoming releases. I don’t think we’ve ever felt more sure of ourselves as a band than right now. We are very excited for people to hear what we have been working on, and we feel so blessed to have such a dedicated group of fans. We hope to make them proud.”
If one thing’s clear, it’s that POLYDRIVE are proud of what they’ve made and are confident that it is only up from here.
Reviewed by Gabriela Huselton