Chelsea Wolfe – “Iron Moon”

Last week, Chelsea Wolfe announced that she will release the follow-up to 2013’s Pain Is Beauty, and shared a clip of the debut single “Iron Moon” accompanied by a studio video. Today, Wolfe revealed the tracklist and release date for Abyss, and premiered the complete version of “Iron Moon. Wolfe told Rolling Stone that this was the last song written for the album, and contextualized its lyrics:

The music is co-written by our friend Karlos Ayala who wrote the song “Boyfriend” we covered a few years back. Lyrically, this song was inspired after reading the poetry of a Foxconn worker who took his own life โ€“ his frustration and desperation. There’s a blurry confusion throughout the lyrics on the album, as it sometimes is in dreams, like you’re new to the afterlife and things are slightly different, more hazy and fluid. I imagine the quiet parts of the song sung from a small, dorm-style room, and the loud parts as a scene out of a musical, where the worker sings and dances through the factory lines with total freedom and abandon. Such a great crew of musicians came together to bring these feelings and sounds to life.

Listen to “Iron Moon” and check out the Abyss tracklist below.

Tracklist:

01 “Carrion Flowers”
02 “Iron Moon”
03 “Dragged Out”
04 “Maw”
05 “Grey Days”
06 “After the Fall”
07 “Crazy Love”
08 “Simple Death”
09 “Survive”
10 “Color of Blood”
11 “The Abyss”

Abyss is out 8/7 via Sargent House.