“Wolfe’s sound reaches new depths, as evidenced by the lead-off track, “The Way We Used To”. With very little beyond the cut’s hollowed-out drums and sparse harmonies as support, Wolfe’s voice is a gorgeous beacon of light and soul in a vast wilderness of despair.” – Consequence of Sound
“Chelsea Wolfe’s songs (and that crystalline voice) are hypnotic and deeply emotional; despair and hope, confusion and clarity, joy and sorrow, all lie within her often-cinematic arrangements.” – Glamour Magazine
“To say that Unknown Rooms is simply Wolfe’s “acoustic record” is misleading; it’s every bit as ethereal and haunting as past work that mines the darkness of artists like Burzum and Leonard Cohen in one breath.” – NPR
“…Her tracks are so chillingly–‐well, cool, that we’ll probably still have them on repeat long after winter is over.” – Nylon
“Chelsea Wolfe’s new album sounds like a well-loved book: bound and worn and grainy, each word collected in its own elegantly strung phrase.” – Fader
Northern California native, Chelsea Wolfe’s sound is best described with broad strokes: elemental, intense, radiant, ancient yet modern, intimate yet expansive, dark and sparkling. Hues of black metal and deep blues inform her ever-evolving electric folk–a warm force that wraps itself around the listener, encouraging uplift, seeking triumph. Her voice similarly haunts and soothes, with words that illuminate life’s darker corners in order to reveal the unlikely truth and beauty hidden within.
Read the Pitchfork feature of Chelsea speaking about her new album and listen to the track, ‘Flatlands’