Chromatics Release Indelible New Single ‘TOY’

Chromatics dropped a new single today called “TOY” and, as you’d expect, it’s a blissful number that stays with you. Ruth Radelet’s heavenly vocals float in an ethereal state over a tight, arp-driven rhythm section and memorable synth melodies, meanwhile searing fairy-tale chimes and enchanted woodwinds cascade in your headspace as if to compel a dreamy trance.

“It’s a song about trying to forget someone you’re still in love with even though they treat you like an object. I’m not your TOY.” – Chromatics singer Ruth Radelet said in a press release.

Even with sad lyrics the upbeat music instills some sense of hope. This shouldn’t be a surprise to regular Chromatics listeners. The band have a gift for balancing sadness and wistfulness with the drive to move one’s body toward a greater tomorrow.

The single, produced by Johnny Jewel, follows the recent release of a deluxe version of last year’s Closer To Grey (review of original here). To buy Italians Do It Better vinyl and downloads, visit their inimitable store.

Chromatics on Tour

  • 03/27 – Sonoma, CA – Historic Redwood Barn
  • 03/29 – Boise, ID – Treefort Festival
  • 03/31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
  • 04/01 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
  • 04/02 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
  • 05/29 – London, UK – All Point East
  • 06/07-09 – Barcelona, SP – Primavera Sound
  • 08/16 – Helsinki, FIN – Flow Festival

Tickets on sale here.

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