News: Chelsea Wolfe Releases New Single ‘Tunnel Lights’

Californian artist Chelsea Wolfe put out her newest single, “Tunnel Lights,” November 29 from her upcoming album, She Reaches Out To She Who Reaches Out To She. Wolfe and Loma Vista are due to release this album on February 9, produced by David Andrew Sitek and mixed by Shawn Everett. The album title is a powerfully cathartic statement about cutting ties and an important reminder that healing isn’t 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.”

Preorder She Reaches Out To She Who Reaches Out To She here.

“Tunnel Lights” produces a late-night Twin Peaks feel before entering into a wild mix of analog and electric waves. Wolfe describes her new single is that it’s about “actually living instead of just getting by. It’s about waking up to the facet that you’ve been languishing in the dark, and it’s time to start taking steps towards the lights that’ll guide you out of the tunnel-cave.”

“I’m sanctified in my lover’s eyes” is the opening line of the single, which continues forth into the chorus: “No way around it/No way to fight/A pull too strong/Don’t try to forfeit/The way is through/On tunnel lights,” allowing a dense and minimal feel to be added. The production of the song and throughout the album breaks apart then rebuilds with heavy guitars dissolving into trip-hop breaks.

Listen to “Tunnel Lights” here.

Just like the “Whispers in the Echo Chamber” music video, Wolfe collaborated with director George Gallardo-Kattah again. The video was filmed in Colombia. Wolfe describes it as a “contemplative wander through possibility, grief, and wonder, represented by the carrying of a mysterious egg through the mystical landscapes of the Colombian páramo, inspired by the energy and flora of the mountains themselves. Starling murmurations act as both guide and coven as emotions become unfrozen.”

Gallardo-Kattah adds, “’Tunnel Lights’ is a love letter to my country and my team. Being able to pull off something like this in this ecosystem required for many things to line up, both by chance and by hard work. In very simple terms, the video is a portrait of Chelsea looking and reaching out to herself.”

Watch the “Whispers in the Echo Chamber” music video here.

Watch the “Tunnel Lights” music video here.

Watch the “Dusk” Visual here.

With the release of a new album, a North American tour has been announced for early 2024 with Divide and Dissolve.

Chelsea Wolfe Tour Dates:
Tue. Feb. 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Wed. Feb. 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. March 1 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Sat. March 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory
Sun. March 3 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Tue. March 5 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Wed. March 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Fri. March 8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sat. March 9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sun. March 10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Tue. March 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Wed. March 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. March 15 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat. March 16 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Sun. March 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Tue. March 19 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Wed. March 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theatre
Fri. March 22 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
Sat. March 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mon. March 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
Tue. March 26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
Wed. March 27 – Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom
Fri. March 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sat. March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
Thu. April 18 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival

Get tickets here.

Photo courtesy of Chelsea Wolfe

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