Johnny Jewel Destroyed Thousands of Copies of Chromatics' 'Dear Tommy' and Started the Record from Scratch

Johnny Jewel Destroyed Thousands of Copies of Chromatics' 'Dear Tommy' and Started the Record from Scratch
When Johnny Jewel confirmed his involvement with the new series of Twin Peaks, he did so by releasing a strange image. Alongside the show's Laura Palmer, the photograph included numerous shattered copies of Chromatics' long-awaited new album Dear Tommy.

It turns out it wasn't just a clever photo op. The album, which has been promised since late 2014, was ultimately scrapped by Jewel, who has been working on a new version of it ever since.

Alexis Rivera, an employee of Jewel's Echo Park Records and his manager, confirmed that Jewel destroyed thousands of copies of the record. She said that he felt inspired to rework the album after a near-death experience.

Rivera added that the new version of Dear Tommy is almost done, though we certainly won't hold our breath.

Read the full story below via Rivera's string of tweets.