Track Of The Day: Chromatics – ‘Move A Mountain’

Following last year’s Camera, Oregon based Chromatics have now released their sparkling seventh album, Closer To Grey.

Taken from the album, new single ‘Move A Mountain’ may be a more reflective, downtempo offering than previous releases, though it loses none of Chromatics’ trademark shimmering splendour. Oozing the twinkling, emotion-strewn vocals of Ruth Radelet alongside delicate melodies and a swirling soundscape, a stirring ballad is created, sending shivers down the spine with its wistful melancholy.

Directed by the band’s Johnny Jewel, become immersed in the captivating pastel hues of the new video for ‘Move A Mountain’ here:

Closer To Grey is out digitally now, via Italians Do It Better. Pre-order the vinyl here.

 

Mari Lane
@marimindles

 

LISTEN: Kraków Loves Adana – ‘Follow The Voice’

Sharp percussion, hazy guitar sounds and longing vocals mesh together in moody style on ‘Follow The Voice’, the latest single from Hamburg-based duo Kraków Loves Adana. Formed of Deniz Çiçek and her partner Robert Heitmann, the pair have recently signed to iconic label Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Desire, Glass Candy).

With a sound that would sit comfortably on the soundtrack for Drive, ‘Follow The Voice’ brims with hypnotizing synth textures and melancholic lyrics. The track is accompanied by a self-directed video which the duo filmed in Hamburg. The visuals show Deniz falling under the spell of her own voice, draped in colourful veils and flashing lights.

Kraków Loves Adana formed in 2006 after eyeing each other for months at the same nightclubs in Germany. Now, with the production skills of Johnny Jewel, the duo are set to share their debut album in early 2020, as well as supporting Chromatics & Desire on stage for the European leg of their “Double Exposure” world tour.

Listen to ‘Follow The Voice’ below and follow Kraków Loves Adana on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Track Of The Day: Chromatics – ‘Blue Girl’

Renowned for their sultry synth-pop tunes and sharply produced sounds; Chromatics have released hazy new track ‘Blue Girl’ in to our midst – and it’s as dreamy and delicate as its title.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album Dear Tommy, which will be released in Autumn 2018. Directed by Chromatics themselves, the accompanying video for ‘Blue Girl’ is as cool and distant as the track’s opening lyrics: “Blue girl /Don’t hate the world/ Your friends will never understand”.

Lose yourself for a while in the visuals for ‘Blue Girl’ below, and follow Chromatics on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut