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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