Shortly after announcing their forthcoming album Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones, The Neighbourhood is back to share a new song and video from the project. “Devil’s Advocate” hinges on a guitar-driven melody, punctuated by a fluttering falsetto. The visual is equally captivating, finding Chip Chrome fully adorned in leather heading west towards the desert. The track follows the previously-released single “Cherry Flavoured,” which came with an animated Christopher Wilson-directed video.
Speaking on “Devil’s Advocate,” singer Jesse Rutherford says: “It’s about getting back to being a simple man rather than trying to chase a designer brand,” he says. “I’m attracted to designer stuff, diamonds, and the good life, but there’s nothing like finding greatness in the simple things.”
Chip Chrome & The Mono-Tones is out on September 25th via Columbia Records. The album is the follow-up to their 2018 release, Hard To Imagine The Neighbourhood Ever Changing, and finds the band fully transformed into the album’s title characters with Jesse Rutherford serving as Chip Chrome and the rest of the band as The Mono-Tones. Initially introduced in 2019’s “Middle of Somewhere” video, Chip Chrome and The Mono-Tones quickly became a vessel for inspiration and a tangible extension of the next stage of The Neighbourhood, the characters allowing for a new evolution of their sound and artistry.
Listen to “Devil’s Advocate” above, see album details below, and stay tuned for more from The Neighbourhood coming soon.