Ex-DELAIN singer CHARLOTTE WESSELS to release 'Tales From Six Feet Under' solo album
Former DELAIN singer and songwriter Charlotte Wessels will release her first solo endeavor, “Tales From Six Feet Under”, on September 17, 2021 via Napalm Records.
Unable to perform live due to the pandemic, Wessels spent most of last year buried in her Six Feet Under home studio, writing, performing and producing an eclectic wealth of songs. “Tales From Six Feet Under” offers her favorites out of the bunch. All instruments and vocals on these ten intimate and honest songs were performed or programmed by Wessels herself — except for the collaboration with Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY) on the haunting track “Lizzie” — showcasing the multifaceted nature of Wessels, including her exceptional ability to express the most sincere feelings and emotions within her art.
Wessels states: “In May 2020, I started releasing a song every month on Patreon as an outlet for my surplus of music, and tracks I wrote that didn’t fit my band. The year that followed was an absolute roller coaster, from living through a global pandemic to closing a chapter so dear to me. It shows through these songs, made right here in my Six Feet Under home studio. Producing these songs with the support of a wonderful community has been a lifesaver during such turbulent times, and I’m happy to bring them out of the basement and into the world with this release. Let me tell you the ‘Tales From Six Feet Under’.”
The record features Wessels‘s rendition of goth classic “Cry Little Sister”, as well as a synergy of the voices of Wessels and White-Gluz on “Lizzie”. It also debuts a song in Wessels‘s native language with the Dutch rocker “Afkicken”. “Victor” was released in April this year along with a music video. “Soft Revolution” showcases the artist right where the magic happens; in her Six Feet Under studio. The song is becoming a fan favorite.
Wessels stated about “Soft Revolution”: “‘Soft Revolution’ was such a cathartic song to write, and it means so much to me to learn how it resonates with people. Working on the song, I hoped it would become a piece of music that made listeners less alone in their feelings, but I never expected it would end up doing that for me as well.”
Vinyl track listing:
05. New Mythology
06. Source Of The Flame
07. Cry Little Sister
08. Lizzie (a duet with Alissa White-Gluz)
09. FSU (2020)
10. Soft Revolution
Earlier this year, four members, including Wessels, left the band Delain. In an exclusive interview, founding member Martijn Westerholt will tell his side to the story for the first time. Stay tuned for that next week.