Chromatics fans got another promising taste of the band’s forthcoming album, Dear Tommy, with the release of “Blue Girl.” This is particularly exciting because the record had originally been announced in 2014, but Johnny Jewel infamously destroyed what they had been working on and re-did it front to back. Apparently though, there will be no need to change the packaging. Our first glimpse of Dear Tommy was in the ominous “Black Walls” back in May, and following closely behind is the cold synthwave cut, “Blue Girl.”
Like with their previous single, there are multiple versions of this new track, peeling back the layers of its impact in each mix. The drumless rendition is the most compelling of the bunch, providing a convincing argument as to why each of the remaining elements are necessary. Not to suggest that the drums aren’t important–the original (and instrumental!) “Blue Girl” is a danceable banger. Listen for yourself below.