Dear Tommy

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Dear Tommy is the upcoming fifth studio album by Chromatics, originally scheduled for release in 2018.[1][2][3]

Dear Tommy was said to be completed[4] and Chromatics announced the LP in December 2014.[2] The single "Shadow" was released in 2015, including physical copies on vinyl, ahead of the album.[5] By 2015 Chromatics had also shared the tracks "In Films",[6] "Just Like You"[7] and "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" on the Internet.[8][9] However, it was reported in 2017 that Johnny Jewel had destroyed all physical copies of the album in January 2016[10]—15,000 CDs and 10,000 vinyl copies—following a near-death experience whilst swimming in 2015[1][2][3][4][11] and his subsequent desire to improve the songs before release.[1] Those songs already made available from the first version of the record were eventually removed from Internet sources.[2][3] It is believed that the album was then re-recorded,[2][3] including previously released songs, and will eventually be released with a changed tracklist from that originally announced.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Johnny Jewel of Chromatics Talks Surprise Solo Album and 'Dear Tommy' Delays: 'In My Dream Reality, I'd Release an Album a Day'". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Chromatics Say Dear Tommy Is Out This Year, Share New Song: Listen". Pitchfork. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  3. ^ a b c d "Chromatics unveil atmospheric track 'Black Walls', finally confirm release of new album 'Dear Tommy'". NME. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  4. ^ a b "Is 'Dear Tommy' Finally Coming Out? Chromatics' 'Black Walls' Video Offers Hope". NPR. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  5. ^ "Chromatics Release Another New 'Dear Tommy' Single, "Blue Girl"". Noisey. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  6. ^ "Chromatics share new single 'In Films' from Dear Tommy". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  7. ^ "Johnny Jewel unveils 'Just Like You', the first single from Chromatics' Dear Tommy - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  8. ^ "Watch Chromatics' New "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  9. ^ "Chromatics Release "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" Video as Dear Tommy Wait Continues". Spin. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  10. ^ "Chromatics' Dear Tommy Hasn't Come Out Yet Because Johnny Jewel Destroyed Every Copy". Spin. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  11. ^ "Chromatics' Dear Tommy Still Isn't Out Because Johnny Jewel Destroyed Every Copy". Stereogum. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-09-30.
  12. ^ "Chromatics' Johnny Jewel On Releasing 'Dear Tommy' This Fall: "That's The Idea, Unless I Change My Mind Again"". Stereogum. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-30.