“Sexuality, memory, mortality, forgiveness, love, innocence, fragility, violence and beauty.”
Chelsea Wolfe has today released the first official video for “Feral Love” from her 2013 album, Pain is Beauty, out now on Sargent House. Directed by Mark Pellington (Pearl Jam, INXS, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters), “Feral Love” is an excerpt from Lone, a longer format film the two collaborated on in 2013 which will be released in both a streaming format as well on custom-designed USB drives.
The concept behind Lone was birthed out of a mutual desire between Wolfe and Pellington to expand upon the concept of a classic music video. What began as an idea for a nine minute short film extended into what is now just under an hour-long piece, with Pellington fleshing out the concept surrounding Chelsea’s lyrics and music. A nonlinear film, Lone takes its dialogue solely from lyrics off Pain is Beauty and explores some of the themes and ideas behind the record.
As Pellington puts it, “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.”