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Ruth Radelet (formerly of Chromatics) Shares Debut Solo Single “Crimes”

She Will Perform the Song For the First Time This Thursday in Los Angeles

Apr 19, 2022 Photography by Alexandra Cabral
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Ruth Radelet, the former frontwoman of Chromatics, has shared her debut original solo single, “Crimes.” For the song Radelet worked with Filip Nikolic of Poolside. Listen below, followed by the single’s cover art.

“‘Crimes’ is about the pursuit of success at the expense of one’s integrity, and the exploitation of others in order to get ahead,” explains Radelet in a press release. “It’s about the price we pay for our choices, and whether or not it’s worth it. The question, ‘Is it easy to start over?’ can be interpreted in two ways—it’s meant to ask how it feels to continually reinvent yourself until you lose sight of who you are. It also asks how hard it would be to walk away from it all.”

This Thursday (April 21) fellow former Chromatics member Adam Miller and his new band Inner Magic will be performing a free show at Los Angeles’ Zebulon and Radelet will be performing “Crimes” live for the first time. RSVP for the show here.

In August 2021, Chromatics announced their breakup via social media. In December, Radelet shared a cover of Elliott Smith’s 2004 song “Twilight” as part of Kill Rock Stars’ 30th anniversary cover singles series.

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