Desire’s self-titled debut is a smouldering ache — saturnine synthesized pop about heartbreak & infinite longing, late nights by the telephone & break-up letters smeared by tears.
Johnny Jewel discovered singer Megan Louise performing at a club in Montreal. So transfixed was he by her voice that he elected to mirror his Portland Suite 304 studio and create a second recording room in Quebec. With the addition of Jewel’s longtime collaborator Nat Walker (Chromatics, Symmetry) on drums & synthesizer, the part-American, part-French Canadian band was born.
Desire is melancholic pop grandeur — the soundtrack to new love that feels like the end of the world. Desire, just one of the many italo-leaning dream pop acts featured on Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better label, have shared ‘Tears From Heaven’, their first new single in nine years.
Few albums have left music fans in as much suspense as Chromatics’ long-awaited Dear Tommy. The record was originally announced in 2014, with a handful of cuts from the 17-song tracklist — “Just Like You”, “Shadow”, “In Films”, and “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around” — having been shared over the intervening years.
Now, finally, it seems Jewel may have a version of the album he’s happy enough with to share with the rest of the world. A sparsely written press release has dated Dear Tommyfor a fall 2018 release from Italians Do It Better. To add more credence to the possibility this is for real, Chromatics have shared a new single called “Black Walls”. “Black Walls” is a beating, slinking track filled with tight mystery that opens wide with climbing synths
La barcelonina Brigitte Laverne sorprenia a tothom ara fa tres anys amb un EP debut el so del qual estava amarat d’influències synth-pop que anaven des de la banda sonora de ‘Drive’ a noms com Giorgo Moroder o Chromatics.
Laverne estrena ara el primer tastet del seu primer disc, que sortità properament a través de Club Ruido i s’ha gravat en els estudis Red Bull Music Academy d’Amsterdam. ‘Crush on You’ és el primer single.
Il Dottore ens regala una altra versió molt actual. Una de les nostres bandes preferides s’ha atrevit a versionar la famosa cançó de Cindy Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. Chromatics que estan a punt de treure nous disc, l’esperadíssim “Dear Tommy” van versionar aquesta cançó per un anunci de la marca Mango protagonitzat per les models Kate Moss i Carla Delevigne. La banda de Johnny Jewell embolcalla la cançó en un halo d’hipnòtic dream-pop.