Chelsea Wolfe is releasing a new album, Hiss Spun, on September 22 via Sargent House. Previously she shared the album’s the dark and oppressive “16 Psyche” (as well as a video for the song) and the equally dramatic black metal (or doom metal) sounding “Vex.”
Now here’s another song from the album, “Offering.” It is a bit more laid-back and atmospheric than the album’s first two singles.
Kurt Ballou of Converge recorded and produced the album, which features guitar contributions by Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure) on the whole album. The album is the follow-up to 2015’s phenomenal Abyss.
A previous press release says the album “was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of one’s inner unrest.”
Hiss Spun continues in the same exploratory theme that much of her work has focused on. Partially inspired by Henry Miller, Wolfe cites the tumultuous state of the world around her as a major influence on the record.
“I wanted to write some sort of escapist music; songs that were just about being in your body, and getting free,” said Wolfe. “You’re just bombarded with constant bad news, people getting fucked over and killed for sh*tty 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 f*cked for a long time, it’s been fucked since the beginning. It’s overwhelming and I have to write about it.”
Check out the single below.
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat