Chelsea-Wolfe

In the mood for a little experimental folk/drone/doom/goth rock.  Chelsea Wolfe has you covered.

Chelsea Wolfe is an American singer-songwriter from Sacramento, California and is currently based out of Los Angeles.  She is best known for her “specific brand of drone-metal-art-folk,” which is characterized as having experimental guitar play, hazy vocals and surreal soundscapes.

Wolfe debuted with her album, “The Grime and The Glow,” in 2010 which was released through an independent label, Pendu Sounding Records.  Her second album, “Apokalypsis,” was released in 2011 and garnered her much recognition from indie critics and created an underground following.  In 2012, Wolfe released “Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs,” which featured a more folk-oriented sound compared to her earlier work, which had been heavily centered on droning guitars and distortion.  On June 3, 2013, Wolfe announced her fourth studio album, “Pain is Beauty,” which is set to be released September 3.  An album trailer was released alongside this announcement as well as a North American headlining tour in the fall.  The first single from “Pain is Beauty” was released as a featured song in the trailer for the fourth season of The Game of Thrones titled “Feral Love.”

Wolfe’s musical style is very experimental and really hasn’t been done before.  By combining elements such as black metal, Scandinavian folk, doom, drone, goth rock and dark ambient sound, she has crafted a musical genre all her own.  In an interview asking about her use of so many different genres, Wolfe said, “I do have a hard time sticking to one genre and honestly I prefer it that way.  I’d rather be free to experiment and make the kind of art I want to make than be easy to define.”

Her music is definitely different and interesting to listen to.  Check out her newest single, “Feral Love,” along with some of her other hits below, and be sure to pick up “Pain is Beauty” when it hits shelves September 3.

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