All copies of Chromatics’ Dear Tommy have apparently been destroyed, new album coming soon

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Two years ago, Chromatics promised to release new album Dear Tommy by Valentine’s Day of 2015. That never happened, and to date the album still hasn’t surface. And now it appears there’s a pretty good reason for that: It’s been deleted. Alexis Rivera, Chromatics’ publicist, delivered a long Twitter explanation behind Dear Tommy never being released. In the thread, Rivera says that the band’s producer and songwriter Johnny Jewel almost died in Hawaii in 2015, and after he came back, he destroyed all of the CD and vinyl copies of the album, and that he deleted the album from his hard drive.

Rivera says that Jewel since started working on it again, and that it “has the same titles, same lyrics, same track order, as when it was announced Dec of 2014. Nothing’s changed except it’s better”

Some investigation into the band’s streaming pages reveals that those songs have indeed disappeared for the time being. The band’s Soundcloud no longer features any Dear Tommy tracks, such as the title track or “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around.” Rivera also notes that the new album is, indeed, coming.

Read her full Twitter thread below.

Here’s the tracklist for the album, since it apparently isn’t changing:

1 Fresh Blood
2 In Films
3 Time Rider
4 I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around
5 Cherry
6 She Says
7 Just Like You
8 4 A.M.
9 Teacher
10 Camera
11 Dear Tommy
12 Touch Blue
13 After Hours
14 Shadows
15 In Silence
16 Colorblind
17 Endless Sleep

Chromatics’ 2012 album Kill for Love is on our list of the Top 100 Albums of the Decade So Far.

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