Chromatics have released “I Want to Be Alone” with a psychedelic video directed by Johnny Jewel. The song is a cover of Jackson C. Frank’s “Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone).” Watch the video below. The release follows the single “Time Rider,” released earlier this year ahead of a spring North American tour.
In May 2018, Chromatics released the single “Black Walls,” announcing that Dear Tommy, their long-awaited followup to 2012’s Kill For Love would be arriving that fall. The album was first announced in December 2014, but the subsequent singles have since been removed from the internet, and it was reported that Johnny Jewel destroyed every physical copy of the album and re-recorded it after a near-death experience. “I Want to Be Alone” was not present on the original Dear Tommy tracklist, and the record remains elusive. The current version of the tracklist features only the still-unheard song “Endless Sleep.”
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CORRECTION: This article originally indicated that “I Want to Be Alone” is a new Chromatics song. It is a cover of a Jackson C. Frank song.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork