Chelsea Wolfe: Anhedonia f/ Emma Ruth Rundle // Video

Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle revealed their first collaborative track two weeks ago, the quite moody and enchanting on all fronts, Anhedonia. The two artists now unveil a beautiful accompanying video featuring the stop motion animation art of Cressa Beer. The new clip is a perfect representation of the song's concept, and a striking, artful replication of depression's effect.

Cressa comments on the video: "The core idea of the video came from an artist and mutual friend that Chelsea and I both love - Jess Schnabel (Blood Milk Jewels) - who created a ‘grief moth’ inspired by real moths that drink the tears of sleeping birds. It’s an idea I’ve wanted to animate for a while. So, that became the backbone of the project: the lifecycle of a moth literally born from overwhelming sadness. From there, the video grew into a reflection of what I was experiencing during quarantine, as I found myself confronting my own grief and deeply rooted trauma.  I suffer from PTSD that envelops me like a black void. I wanted to visually articulate how that feels, as well as feelings like disassociation and loneliness; the way that trauma can physically alter your body and mentally reshape the world around you.  But still, the moth can fight its way out, can fly, can follow the light; just like the comfort in the final verse of the song, I wanted to still show that healing is possible."

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