Chromatics share vision-inducing 3-pronged package for ‘TOY’
Chromatics continue carving out cinematic soundscapes with the triple-headed package for their latest single, “TOY.” The dream-pop quartet have been fashioning their surreal cuts to fit the big screen since their turn-of-the-century inception. They’ve notably scored visual media like the Drive soundtrack and a number of TV series, like the surreal cult-drama Twin Peaks.
“TOY” touts the group’s flagship ’80s synth-pop flare and desire-laden thematic center. Illusory arpeggios, celestially tragic vocals from Chromatics vocalist Ruth Radelet, and a steady dance floor kick offer the listener alternative aural realities. With standard, filmic, and instrumental versions of the song available, the group fulfills their sonically amorphous potential, making it a fitting appendage to a range of medias, from live performance to a feature film.
2019 proved a particularly prolific year for the synth-pop savants. In conjunction with wrapping up their first tour in five years, the Chromatics released their fifth studio album, Closer to Grey LP this past October.