Yesterday, Taylor Swift released her new album Lover, which includes “The Archer,” a glowing neon synth-pop song that sounds a whole lot like a Chromatics song. And today, well, we’re getting an actual Chromatics song — sort of.
“I Want To Be Alone” actually sounds less like a Chromatics song than that Taylor song, which might be because it’s a cover of folk singer-songwriter Jackson C. Frank’s “Dialogue (I Want to Be Alone).” Frank released only one album, his 1965 self-titled debut produced by Paul Simon. After decades of battling depression and a schizophrenia diagnosis, he died in 1999, penniless and homeless.
Chromatics played their first live show in years and shared a cover of Hole’s “Petals” a few months ago. They’ve been promising their new album Dear Tommy and releasing the occasional one-off track for years now. Will “I Want To Be Alone” be on Dear Tommy? Who knows, but you can listen and watch its Johnny Jewel-directed video below.