CT15 #6: Chromatics - I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around (Free D/L)
Barely started in March and we're already got our first Certified bad-boy in the bag. I'll be the first to admit not all Chromatics tracks hit the spot with us but, my god, when they do, they do - "I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" being one of those tracks.
The mouthful of a track has the nostalgic driving feel to it, not too clean and kind of industrial sounding. Ruth Radelet's sweet and subtle vocals, paired with backing vocals from Desire's Megan Louise, ooze from the instrumentation like the innards of a warm cherry pie - sounding very intrinsic and as-one.
"I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around" pretty much typifies what we've come to like about Chromatics and although we've already said some tracks are hit and miss for us, we're looking forward to the full release of Dear Tommy on Italians Do It Better.