Chelsea Wolfe Shares “Tunnel Lights”

Musical enchantress Chelsea Wolfe shares her new single, “Tunnel Lights,” which is off her upcoming album, She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She (Loma Vista Recordings), out February 9th, 2024. “Tunnel Lights” conjures up a late-night Twin Peaks feel until it cracks open into a swirl of analog and electric waves. As Wolfe explains, “‘Tunnel Lights’ is about actually living instead of just ‘getting by.’ It’s about waking up to the fact that you’ve been languishing in the dark and it’s time to start taking steps towards the lights that’ll guide you out of the tunnel-cave.”

“I’m sanctified in my lover’s eyes,” Wolfe leads with on “Tunnel Lights.” “No way around it/No way to fight/A pull too strong/Don’t try to forfeit/The way is through/On tunnel lights.” Dense and minimal, raw and opulent, intimate and expansive, the production of the song and throughout the album breaks apart then rebuilds—samples of the band are cut and pasted back together, heavy guitars dissolve into trip-hop breaks; the vocal delivery feels sculptural and is both hushed and soaring.

Following “Whispers in the Echo Chamber,” the “Tunnel Lights”  video presents Wolfe collaborating once again with director George Gallardo Kattah and was also filmed in Colombia. Wolfe comments: “The ‘Tunnel Lights’ video is a contemplative wander through possibility, grief, and wonder, represented by the carrying of a mysterious egg through the mystical landscapes of the Colombian páramo, inspired by the energy and flora of the mountains themselves. Starling murmurations act as both guide and coven as emotions become unfrozen.”

Gallardo Kattah adds, “‘Tunnel Lights’ is a love letter to my country and my team. Being able to pull off something like this in this ecosystem required for many things to line up, both by chance and by hard work. In very simple terms, the video is a portrait of Chelsea looking and reaching out to herself.”

She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She is a powerfully cathartic statement about cutting ties and an important reminder that healing is cyclical, not a simple linear process. The liminal, the in-between, and the unseen are recurring characters on She Reaches Out. As Wolfe puts it, “like the dark moon, that void space can feel unpredictable and looming, but it also holds so much potential, mystery, and excitement.”
Produced by David Andrew Sitek of TV On The Radio and mixed by Shawn Everett (Slowdive, SZA, The War On Drugs), She Reaches Out was recorded by Derek Coburn at Federal Prism Studios and mastered by Heba Kadry. Supporting Wolfe throughout is the core band of multi-instrumentalist Ben Chisholm, drummer Jess Gowrie, and guitarist Bryan Tulao. There’s an intimate, ASMR-like quality to Wolfe’s vocals on the album – nothing feels straightforward, left to chance, or as expected. As Wolfe says, “This album demanded to be lived.”

Chelsea Wolfe Tour Dates:
Tue. Feb. 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Wed. Feb. 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri. March 1 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Sat. March 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Studio at The Factory
Sun. March 3 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Tue. March 5 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
Wed. March 6 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Fri. March 8 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sat. March 9 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sun. March 10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Tue. March 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Wed. March 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Fri. March 15 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Sat. March 16 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Sun. March 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall
Tue. March 19 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
Wed. March 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity Theatre
Fri. March 22 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
Sat. March 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mon. March 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
Tue. March 26 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater
Wed. March 27 – Portland, OR @ The Roseland Ballroom
Fri. March 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Sat. March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo
Thu. April 18 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
Sun. April 21 – London, UK @ Heaven
Wed. May 29 – Sun. June 2 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Tue. June 27 – Sun. June 30 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest