Desire Detail Johnny Jewel–Produced Album Escape, Share Video for New Song: Watch

Desire—the Italians Do It Better project fronted by Megan Louise—announced the new album Escape in April 2020. Two years later, the album has a concrete release date: It’s out May 3 via Italians Do It Better. The album was produced by Johnny Jewel. Watch the video for the new song “Telling Me Lies,” plus find the album’s artwork and tracklist, below. Escape is the second Desire album after the 2009 debut II.

Chromatics, whose last tour featured Desire as an opening act, announced their breakup last year. The band’s announcement was made by all the members aside from Johnny Jewel, and Jewel went unmentioned in the announcement. Jewel’s representative confirmed the breakup in a statement, which did not mention the other three members by name.

Read “Did Chromatics’ Album Dear Tommy Ever Exist in the First Place?,” which investigates whether or not copies of Chromatics’ unreleased album Dear Tommy were—as reported—manufactured and subsequently destroyed.


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01 Black Latex
02 Telling Me Lies
03 Liquid Dreams
04 Love Is a Crime [ft. Mirage]
05 Zeros
06 Dark Age
07 Haenim [ft. Ether]
08 Ghosts
09 Escape
10 The Young and the Restless
11 Days & Nights
12 L’Amulette de Vie
13 Friends & Enemies

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