Chelsea Wolfe has shared the second clip from her film debut Lone, a nearly hour-long collaboration with director Mark Pellington (i.e. the guy responsible for Pearl Jam’s classic “Jeremy” video and such familiar MTV favorites as U2′s “One,” Silverchair’s “Tomorrow” and P.M. Dawn’s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss”). The abstract effort is now available in a limited USB drive, with a proper digital release being eyed for this fall.
“Most of this video is footage from the first time Mark and I shot together,” Wolfe said of “The Waves Have Come,” which premiered at V Magazine today. “He had built this dark room full of green ivy and it was just me, the dress from the album cover, a few lights, and him. It was the first time I realized what a director really is. Suddenly he was shouting, guiding me with instructions, emotions, telling me to act as if everything I was singing about — disaster and the loss of life and love — that it was all inside of me and at the same time to act as an observer of these things. He cut it together with found footage of families, intense nature and destruction and created this cathartic journey through it all.”
As you might imagine, Lone is not your typical string of extended music videos; the dialogue is taken entirely from Wolfe’s Pain is Beauty LP. Or as Pellington explained when sharing his “Feral Love” segment earlier, “Chelsea Wolfe’s voice and lyrics narrate this voyeuristic look into the abstract, cathartic subconscious. Lone is a sight and sound exploration into the themes of nature, sexuality, memory, mortality, forgiveness, love, innocence, fragility, violence and beauty.”
Start piecing together what all that means below…