Soon after the release of the first single off her upcoming album, Abyss, Chelsea Wolfe shared another new track, “Carrion Flowers” — which was featured in the trailer for Dark Places. And now Wolfe delivers the perfect black-and-white video for the song, with eerie images shot in California and New York. Directed by Wolfe and bandmate Ben Chisolm, the video alludes to the California drought and frustration toward corporations, as the environment and communities are destroyed. Wolfe is a haunting, blurry figure in an industrialized and stark desert. As she explains:
While writing Abyss, I lived near where the water is piped into Los Angeles, but the lakes were dried up and the mountains were burned from fires. During filming we were exploring cracked lake beds and washed out roads – at one point I was laying in the middle of an abandoned canyon road with no chance of a car coming, and it was very surreal and quiet. I closed my eyes for a moment and when I opened them there were vultures circling overhead like I was some exotic roadkill, so we filmed them too.
Abyss is out 8/7 via Sargent House