[Italians Do It Better; 2012]

Kill Your Love, the upcoming fourth album from Portland’s Chromatics, has been delayed due to mastering issues and currently does not have a release date. Yet, “Candy” is the fourth song to be released from Kill Your Love, with more such leaks promised for the near future. Like “Kill Your Love,” “Lady” and their cover of Neil Young’s “Into the Black,” “Candy” makes its debut via a video directed by Alberto Rossini.

What separates the latest Chromatics leak from other lo-fi artists with Instagram-esque videos is that “Candy” is as sweet as its name implies. Yet, its alluringly smooth, synth pop surface serves as a calmly hypnotic wave with which to enthrall the listener and trap them in an unsettling place. Whatever’s at the center of Kill Your Love just might be something irresistibly dark. “Candy” is a natural progression down the intriguing new road taken by Chromatics that’s good enough to dispel the adage that news doesn’t happen on weekends.