With album titles like Apokalypsis
and The Grime and The Glow
, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe is almost universally described as "dark." The Sacramento native, who currently resides in Lala, recently completed her third album, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
. But, this time around her music is as beautiful as it is bleak. Unlike her first two LPs, which mixed industrial elements with folk, pop, and more, Unknown Rooms
features a spare assortment of songs she had previously shelved and later decided to revisit.
We caught up with the raven-haired crooner at her home to discuss the new record, her ultra-edgy fashion sense, and what inspires her, artistically. In our colorful landscape of a town, sometimes it's refreshing to see things in black and white.
Photographed by Mike Rosenthal