Chelsea Wolfe has released a new song from the upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack. Inspired by DC’s new dystopian series, the compilation is a collaboration between DC Comics and Loma Vista and features contributions from Denzel Curry, Soccer Mommy, IDLES, Show Me The Body, and more. Following Mastodon’s ‘Forged By Neron’ and Rise Against’s ‘Broken Dreams, Inc’ is Wolfe’s ‘Diana’, which is inspired by Wonder Woman. Check it out below.
Last year, Wolfe played Wonder Woman in an animated YouTube series that served as a companion piece to Dark Nights: Death Metal. “It has been such an honour and delight to be involved in this whole project, from contributing a song to the soundtrack, to voicing Wonder Woman for the DC Comics Sonic Metalverse episodes,” Wolfe said in a statement. “I really love the story and artwork of this Dark Nights: Death Metal series, and felt really drawn to Diana’s part in the story – her strength and perspective.”
She added, “There’s this moment in the first comic book issue where she meets with Wally West and he’s so drained from his travels and all he’s had to do. I picked up on this intimate energy between them that felt almost romantic, but more just like two old friends who have an understanding between them – a moment of comfort and respite amongst all the fighting and chaos. I ended up writing this song about that encounter. Working with Tyler Bates on ‘Diana’ was a great experience. He’s obviously so killer at creating music that feels like the soundtrack to your own movie, so between him and my co-producer Ben Chisholm there was this elevated sonic landscape surrounding the song that just brought it to a different level.”
The Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack is out June 18 digitally and July 17 physically. Back in January, Chelsea Wolfe shared the Emma Ruth Rundle collaboration ‘Anhedonia’. Read our interview with the director of the song’s video, Cressa Maeve.