Ahead of the release of the new album "Birth of Violence", an American singer Chelsea Wolfe presented a new song "American Darkness". The director of the clip was Carlos Rene Ayala.
The song is accompanied by the video, directed by Karlos Rene Ayala, which, according to Wolfe, is an "expression of freedom and beautiful humans being themselves".
"It began as a sort of homage to a scene in the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, where the characters are singing along to the Aimee Mann song “Wise Up,” but I wanted our version to be explored through the lens of The Tarot. I’ve been reading tarot cards for myself for many years, and researching the symbolic expressions of the cards for this video made me want to dive even deeper. To represent that, I played both The Fool and The High Priestess cards in the video, to embody both the beginning of the journey, and the realization that the sacred knowledge I was seeking was inside me all along. We cast friends to play a few other tarot archetypes, and Karlos’ idea was to bring the symbols and signifiers into the contemporary", Chelsea Wolfe.
Earlier, Chelsea Wolfe has announced the album "Birth of Violence", unveiling the single "The Mother Road" and the North American acoustic tour dates. "Birth of Violence" will be out on September 13 via Sargent House and now is available for pre-order here.