Since her first album, 2010’s The Grime and the Glow, Californian singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe hasn’t slowed down. She has explored different sounds during her 10-year career, built on five studio albums and long tours between Europe and the U.S. In 2019, Wolfe returns to her solitary origins and the intimacy of her own voice and guitar with Birth of Violence, out via Sargent House on Sept. 13.
“I definitely feel like there’s some kind of breath of relief with this album,” Wolfe admits. “I was really pushing myself for a long time to keep going and keep going. I think that’s what you have to do in this industry, just keep staying on the road and keep playing shows. That’s how people find out about you, and that’s how you can make money, but there was something really nagging in me last year that I needed to take a break or I was going to burn out.”
“This album is meant to really feel like home,” she continues. “I think I’ve always been sneaking out to places that felt like home when I was on the road. I finally moved back home to Northern California a couple of years ago, but I haven’t really been able to spend much time in the house I moved into. So, making this record was a way to settle in and really get to know the house and get to know this area I’m living in in the mountains.”
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