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Chelsea Wolfe collaborates with Converge and QOTSA members on new album

By | Published on Friday 16 June 2017

Chelsea Wolfe

Yes, well, Chelsea Wolfe is going to release a new album. And sooner than you think. Assuming that you think she will release it on or after 23 Sep, because its release date is 22 Sep. It’s called ‘Hiss Spun’. The album, that is. Not sure what you thought I was talking about. You’re weird.

Produced by Converge’s Kurt Ballou – and featuring guitar from Queens Of The Stone Age’s Troy Van Leeuwen – Wolfe says of the subject matter of the album: “I wanted to write some sort of escapist music; songs that were just about being in your body, and getting free. You’re just bombarded with constant bad news, people getting fucked over and killed for shitty reasons or for no reason at all, and it seems like the world has been in tears for months, and then you remember it’s been fucked for a long time, it’s been fucked since the beginning. It’s overwhelming and I have to write about it”.

“The album is cyclical, like me and my moods”, she continues. “Cycles, obsession, spinning, centrifugal force – all with gut feelings as the centre of the self. I’m at odds with myself – I got tired of trying to disappear. The record became very personal in that way. I wanted to open up more, but also create my own reality”.

Here’s first single ’16 Psyche’: