There are the sounds of Polestar: the idling, driving, and reversing sounds created by sound engineers to let bystanders know when the all-electric Polestar 2 is in motion. Then, there’s the Polestar sound: the music that encapsulates the brand, that is as much a part of our identity as our design language, our colour palette, and our symbol. And to create it, we enlisted the help of Lisa Nordström.
A composer, musician, and artist, Lisa Nordström creates everything from film scores to experimental radiophonic compositions from her base in Gothenburg’s Svenska Grammafonstudion. Known internationally for her work with Midaircondo, her numerous international festival appearances, her documentary Sonica Sequence, and her solo albums, Nordström received the 2010 Composer of the Year award from Manifest (a prize for independent record labels in Sweden) and SKAP (“Sveriges Kompositörer och Textförfattare”, the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors).
We sat down with Lisa to discuss spontaneity, the importance of taking risks, and how she’s defined Polestar through music.
Everything we produce today has an environmental footprint. EVs are no exception. But that doesn't have to be the case. Over time we can change how cars are made. And you can influence that progress. Because what you choose to buy is what the industry becomes. To enable us all to choose the greenest path, we all need to understand the scope of that footprint.
The days of gasoline and diesel cars are numbered. Amsterdam is making this happen sooner rather than later, by 2030, all transportation in the city must be emissions free. And since unprecedented challenges and breaking with convention (especially those of the car industry) are two of our favourite things, we decided to investigate what that future may look like.