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Free Music Monday: Chromatics "Cherry"

By December 4, 2012

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"I can't keep running all of the time," Ruth Radelet sings, all regret and resignation and fatigue, her voice drifting out on a long, slow slide of lingering echo. Then comes the keyboard line: big, buzzy, anthem; giving a charge to a song whose dead-eyed disco keeps its BPM on the down-low.

Which means, of course, that the latest single from Chromatics is a classic Johnny Jewel production. Following on from the triumph of their two-LP monsterwork Kill for Love, Chromatics latest cut comes as another in-advance taste from the forthcoming After Dark 2 compile on Italians Do It Better. It's due someday soon; it was supposed to be in October, but like all good Johnny Jewel joints, that deadline has long since past by.

"Cherry can be sweet when she needs a friend/but it's only a mask she wears so that she can pretend," Radelet warns, its titular heroine the chief source of her lethargy. "Cherry" may feel tired, but Jewel feels indefatigable; the presence of this and Desire's awesome "Tears from Heaven" suggesting the (long) wait for After Dark 2 will be worth it.


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