May 31, 2023
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‘Kill For Love’: Wavy synths electrify album

Listeners may be familiar with Chromatics after their track “Tick of the Clock” was incorporated into the stellar soundtrack of the film “Drive.” With their latest album, “Kill For Love,” the band sings and strums their trademark disco-pop sound to perfection.

Throughout the album, Chromatics specialize in creating dreamy atmospherics in which listeners can get lost in the music and be taken to another world.

One needs to look no further than the album’s title track to grasp what Chromatics is seeking to accomplish with this release. The band looks to set the mood with singer Ruth Radelet’s breathy vocals over a bed of interweaving synthesizers and guitar strums.

The group also treats listeners to a brooding cover of Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).” A lone guitar line carries through the entire song as synthesizer elements are skillfully worked in.

On “Kill For Love,” Chromatics has only set the already-lofty bar even higher for themselves.