Het is bijna niet te geloven dat zo'n nummer initieel aan je voorbij gaat, ondanks dat je zéér intens de 'music scene' volgt. Plots duikt het dan toch op - ik weet nadien zelden nog via welk kanaal, maar sm spelen een cruciale rol - en dan MOET je er wat mee. Wanneer je deze beide gitzwarte dames bij elkaar zet, dan hoeft er niet veel uitleg over wat het resultaat wordt, behalve dan dat het als vanzelfsprekend subliem is. Voor de niet zo vrolijke zielen onder ons die houden van 'reverb drenched' zang en gitaar én van een emotionele uppercut. ter info
Chelsea Wolfe has released her gripping and reflective new single “Anhedonia”, which features guest vocals and guitar from labelmate Emma Ruth Rundle and was mixed by Ben Chisholm. “Anhedonia” is available across all digital retailers today via Sargent House.
Of the single, Wolfe reveals, “I wrote Anhedonia after I experienced it during summer of 2019, then tucked the song away and moved forward with my acoustic album and subsequent North American tour. When COVID-19 hit and stay-at-home orders began in 2020, my European tour was canceled and I had to fly home. Restless, I started listening through my archives of unfinished songs and little unused ideas. When I heard Anhedonia again, it hit me how strangely relevant the lyrics felt to current times. I’d been wanting to work on a song with Emma for a long time, so I recorded it and sent it her way. She graciously added her gorgeous vocals and lead guitar, and then Ben mixed it, adding his signature sound landscape as a fortress around the song. As I listened back to the final version, I was finally able to set free those emotions which I couldn’t feel back in 2019. I had worries around releasing the song, not wanting to romanticize the condition of anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), but I also understood that it could possibly be cathartic for others who are struggling, as it was for me, to sing and dance my way out of a depression.”
Rundle adds, “I was moved to tears when she sent me Anhedonia, which made getting through the tracking very emotional and slow on my end. I love the way the guitars I tracked morphed in Ben's mix. The whole song swirls in a poignant eddy of sorrowful sound and still takes a hard swing at my heart hearing it now.”