But since then, what has now become CHROMATICS’ signature song has been recognised by David Lynch himself and ended up in the revisit to ‘Twin Peaks’, which is fine vindication considering its source of inspiration.
However, while the long awaited album ‘Dear Tommy’ has yet to have a firm release date, the quartet of Ruth Radelet, Johnny Jewel, Adam Miller and Nat Walker have unleashed a new single entitled ‘Time Rider’.
Shrouded in vivid shades of blue and violet, the cerebral visual presentation of this captivating slice of chattering synthy darkness with a gloriously distorted solo focusses on Radelet’s stunning visage. Rather eerily, she asks the subject of her possibly misguided affection “Can I take your hand? I want to ride with you into the storm” as the imagery of a motorcycle propelled adventure provides an inter-dimensional bridge between the future and the past.
The release of ‘Time Rider’ coincides with the announcement of the first CHROMATICS live tour for over five years. Covering the United States and Canada, the show will feature tracks from their albums ‘Night Drive’, ‘Kill For Love’, ‘Cherry’ and ‘Dear Tommy’, accompanied by films directed by Johnny Jewel and mixed live by video artist Danny Perez.
Support will come from Montreal combo and Italians Do It Better label mates DESIRE while IN MIRRORS will join the tour from Vancouver onwards. TESS ROBY will appear in Montreal and Toronto.
‘Time Rider’ is released by Italians Do It Better via the usual digital outlets
CHROMATICS tour North America in April-June 2019, dates and details at https://italiansdoitbetter.com/tour/
Text by Chi Ming Lai
20th February 2019