When Johnny Jewel announced Dear Tommy would arrive “in time for Valentine’s Day,” it seemed too good to be true. And it was. While that album’s release remains a mystery, Chromatics have been unveiling some sensational tracks from Tommy, including “Just Like You,” “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around,” and “In Films.” Next up is “Shadow,” the opening track of Dear Tommy and part of the Adult Swim Singles Series. The song stretches like a shadow; fully there yet just out of reach. And behind the dark hues that infiltrate “Shadow” is a blinding light signaling this band’s growing stature.
Dear Tommy could arrive any day now; it’s an endurance test.