Chelsea Wolfe Reveals “Highway” Video
Chelsea Wolfe’s acoustic tour of Europe is fast approaching, and the debut of a new video for “Highway” (filmed by Ben Chisholm & Kristin Cofer) is a poignant reminder of journeying and life on the road, one of the themes around her latest work, Birth Of Violence, out now on Sargent House. Set in unique spaces, the forthcoming dates are complemented with support from Tribulation guitarist and sublime solo artist, Jonathan Hultén – dates and details below.
Chelsea Wolfe has spent her career making music that’s as fascinating as it is undefinable. Built on seven studio albums and numerous tours of consistently powerful performances around the globe, Wolfe’s work has transformed itself repeatedly throughout her 10-year career. Her earlier records exposed the intimacy of folk music with a doomed, bleak aesthetic (The Grime and the Glow, Apokalypsis, Unknown Rooms). She later immersed herself in a sonic intensity approaching the electronic industrial (Pain Is Beauty, Abyss) and even sludge metal (Hiss Spun). Her latest release, Birth of Violence, steers her sound back toward pure folk, adding another enigmatic layer to her oeuvre. Although Chelsea Wolfe’s approaches are experimental, she deliberately ties together her discoveries in rich textures and haunting melodies, digging into the viciousness and pain of the world to find its beauty.
Chelsea Wolfe has always been a conduit for a powerful energy, and while she has demonstrated a capacity to channel that somber beauty into a variety of forms, her gift as a songwriter is never more apparent than when she strips her songs down to a few key elements. As a result, her solemn majesty and ominous elegance are more potent than ever on her new album, Birth of Violence.