Neil Young is getting an awful lot of love lately. First White Ring released a haunting (and strangely apropos) cover version of his ’79 classic ‘Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)’, and now Chromatics have done the same. Technically they did it first; the track has reportedly been collecting dust since 2009, and has only now seen the light of day thanks to its placement on their upcoming LP Kill For Love.
Complete with a dreamy ’70s-inspired video directed by Alberto Rossini (who has also worked with group mastermind Johnny Jewel on videos for his other projects Desire and Glass Candy), the cover is a bit more faithful than White Ring’s dark, drugged-and-fogged version, but still retains the smooth disco sexuality that Chromatics are known for. Watch the video below, and download the single as well. Kill For Love drops on Valentine’s Day on Italians Do It Better.
Published February 13, 2012.