Chelsea Wolfe presents her new single, ‘Tunnel Lights,’ from the upcoming album, She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She, out February 9th, 2024 on Loma Vista.
On She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She, there are references to shedding exoskeletons, to excommunication, and to permanent fissures. “I’m sanctified in my lover’s eyes,” Wolfe leads with on ‘Tunnel Lights.’ “No way around it/No way to fight/A pull too strong/Don’t try to forfeit/The way is through/On tunnel lights.” Dense and minimal, raw and opulent, intimate and expansive, the production of the song and throughout the album breaks apart then rebuilds—samples of the band are cut and pasted back together, heavy guitars dissolve into trip-hop breaks; the vocal delivery feels sculptural and is both hushed and soaring.
Following ‘Whispers in the Echo Chamber,’ the ‘Tunnel Lights’ video presents Wolfe collaborating once again with director George Gallardo Kattah and was also filmed in Colombia.
She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She is a powerfully cathartic statement about cutting ties and an important reminder that healing is cyclical, not a simple linear process. The liminal, the in-between, and the unseen are recurring characters on She Reaches Out. As Wolfe puts it, “like the dark moon, that void space can feel unpredictable and looming, but it also holds so much potential, mystery, and excitement.”
Produced by David Andrew Sitek of TV On The Radio and mixed by Shawn Everett (Slowdive, SZA, The War On Drugs), She Reaches Out was recorded by Derek Coburn at Federal Prism Studios and mastered by Heba Kadry. Supporting Wolfe throughout is the core band of multi-instrumentalist Ben Chisholm, drummer Jess Gowrie, and guitarist Bryan Tulao. There’s an intimate, ASMR-like quality to Wolfe’s vocals on the album – nothing feels straightforward, left to chance, or as expected. As Wolfe says, “This album demanded to be lived.”
Next year, Wolfe will embark on a lengthy 2024 North American tour, bringing her acclaimed live performance to a slew of cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and beyond. The tour will close with a special show at London’s Heaven on Sunday 21st April 2024. Divide and Dissolve will support the entire tour. A full list of dates are below and tickets are on sale now.