Rolo Tomassi Drop New Single/Video, “Cloaked”
As 2018 winded down to a close, I had the opportunity to see Rolo Tomassi open for The Number Twelve Looks Like You in Brooklyn, and like a total chud I arrived too late to catch them. Hopefully some day I’ll have an opportunity to right that wrong, but until then I’m left spinning their albums alone at home in empty shame and regret.
All that’s a long-winded way of saying I’m very excited for new Rolo Tomassi music, which just arrives in the form of a new single and video, “Cloaked.” It’s got everything fans of the band have come to expect: a gargantuan downtuned riff punctuated by eery keyboards, fun in all sorts of odd time signatures, and, naturally, an eminently hummable and catchy chorus.
Singer Eva Spence enthuses about the band’s new music:
“We’re excited to finally share new music after spending the last two years working on our new record. Writing has been essential for us this past year in the absence of playing live, we can’t wait to get back on the road and hope to see you at a show soon.”
Co-vocalist and keyboardist James Spence adds on the video:
“The narrative visualises the process of change within us with every new experience we have. The themes of dualism and identity are explored through the contrasting colours and the movements of the characters.”
Rolo Tomassi haven’t announced their new album title or release date yet (presumably that’ll be revealed soon) but we do know it’ll come out on their new label, eOne. Check out “Cloaked” below.