Chromatics Share Video for New Song “Black Walls” and Say New Album Will Finally Come Out

Dear Tommy Due Out This Fall via Italians Do It Better

May 16, 2018
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Chromatics have shared a video for a new song, "Black Walls," and have promised that their long-awaited album Dear Tommy will finally come out this fall via Italians Do It Better. The band self-directed the atmospheric video (with Rene Hallen as the director of photography) and the single will be available digitally this Friday (May 18). Watch the video below, followed by the single's cover art.

Chromatics were supposed to release Dear Tommy in 2015 (it was announced in December 2014). Despite several songs from the album being released, the album never saw the light of day, continually being promised as coming soon. In May 2017, Alexis Rivera, the former manager for Chromatics' frontman Johnny Jewel, revealed in a series of tweets that Jewel had a near-death experience in Hawaii on Christmas Day 2015 and afterwards he destroyed all copies of Dear Tommy in order to re-record it to better capture the sound he was going for. The "Black Walls" video fittingly features a vinyl record cracked in half at one point. Then last May the band performed their previously shared single "Shadow" during the premiere of Showtime's Twin Peaks revival, performing the song in the show's Roadhouse bar, and they also shared a video for the song.

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