Chromatics unveil atmospheric track ‘Black Walls’, finally confirm release of new album ‘Dear Tommy’

It's their first new material for almost two years

Chromatics have at long last confirmed the release of their new record ‘Dear Tommy’ – and have shared a synth-infused single ‘Black Walls’. You can stream the track below.

The Portland electronic outfit first announced the highly-anticipated LP back in 2014. However, it was reported last year that Johnny Jewel had destroyed all physical copies of the new material following a near-death experience. It’s believed that he then re-recorded the songs.


Now, an atmospheric new cut has been released along with the statement: “’Dear Tommy’ out Fall 2018 on Italians Do It Better.”

The shimmering track is accompanied by some slick, colourful visuals that see the band perform in front of flashing LED lights. “Black walls closing in again / Losing sleep and lost in time” sings Ruth Radelet.

‘Dear Tommy’ follows 2012’s ‘Kill For Love’.

In 2015, the band released the three-track single ‘Yes’, which was used for Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River. It was the first time they had worked with the actor since the widely successful soundtrack to 2011’s Drive.

Last year, Chromatics featured as guests on the re-booted season of Twin Peaks.