Northern California singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe’s latest album, Pain Is Beauty, has proven to be a daunting and somewhat draining emotional roller coaster. First came the lithe and danceable “The Warden”, followed by the dark and gloomy “We Hit a Wall”, and now Wolfe’s unveiled perhaps the album’s most sweeping track, “The Waves Have Come”.
Clocking in at eight minutes, it’s an epic of slow-marching drums and jagged piano, with Wolfe’s evocative vocals sounding especially focused as she recounts a love affair amid some unnamed natural disaster. Equal parts disconcerting and comforting, the track’s like a hazy memory or half-remembered dream, further demonstrating Wolfe’s ability to tug at heart strings with true proficiency. Listen in below.
Pain Is Beauty is due out September 3rd via Sargent House.
Pain Is Beauty Tracklist:
01. Feral Love
02. We Hit a Wall
03. House of Metal
04. The Warden
05. Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter
09. Ancestors, the Ancients
10. Theyll Clap When Youre Gone
11. The Waves Have Come