Q+A with Chelsea Wolfe

INTERVIEW, KARYN CAMPBELL






Crooner and crower, dark and delicate, Californian songwriter Chelsea Wolfe
unleashes a sound inspiringly hard to define. While some music writers have likened her
musical tone to chilly landscapes, (and indeed she’s influenced by Russian and Scandinavian artists)
her grunge-inspired voice, the sad story-telling quality of her lyrics, the immediacy of her guitar squeals,
conjure heat ¾ a raw energy, burning and dizzy. We caught up with Wolfe on the tail end of her
European tour following her 2010 album, where she kicked around the thawing Parisian streets
and decaying Estonian warehouses. Right after our talk, Wolfe headed back to the grime and glow
of the American Southwestin preparation for her upcoming release Apocalypse.