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CHARLOTTE WESSELS Unveils "Chasing Sunsets" Video

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 @ 10:25 AM

New Album, The Obsession, Drops September 20, 2024, Via Napalm Records

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Charismatic Dutch singer-songwriter CHARLOTTE WESSELS (ex-DELAIN) returns with a captivating new single, "Chasing Sunsets". The track, which is at once melancholic and upbeat, highlights her inimitable voice and memorable hooks, complemented by a mesmerizing music video. Taken from her first traditional full-length solo album, The Obsession, set to be released on September 20, 2024, via Napalm Records, this album is promising a storytelling exploration of fear and liberation. Featuring guest appearances by Simone Simons of EPICA and Alissa White-Gluz of ARCH ENEMY, it blends catchy elements with progressive and heavier soundscapes, marking the most significant step in WESSELS' solo career.

WESSELS and her band will bring this story to the stage for a release show on October 4, 2024, at Utrecht's TivoliVredenburg. In addition, there'll be some exciting festival appearances this year, and it was recently announced that CHARLOTTE WESSELS will join VOLA on their Friend of a Phantom EU Tour 2024, kicking off on November 1st. Don't miss the chance to undergo this astonishing live experience!

CHARLOTTE WESSELS on the new single and official music video:

"When I released the initial version of "Chasing Sunsets" on Patreon, it was an instant favorite, and it grew so much since then as we worked on it for the album, I can't wait to share this track with the world! There's an underlying theme of self-preservation and greed in the song that we visualized in the music video. I've never felt so much like we're living in the hunger games where parts of the world continue lavish lifestyles while others suffer complete devastation. We worked with this theme in the music video through an artificial beautiful landscape and styling, all staged in a barren space with burning trees."

Watch the mesmerizing official music video for "Chasing Sunsets" on KNAC.COM HERE.

While still writing and producing the songs in her Six Feet Under basement home studio and sharing their first incarnations with her patrons, CHARLOTTE WESSELS now takes the songs from her new album, The Obsession, to the next level with a band of her fellow ex-DELAIN cohorts Timo Somers (guitars, additional arrangements), Otto Schimmelpenninck van der Oije (bass) and Joey Marin de Boer (drums) as well as Sophia Vernikov (piano/hammond), contributing to the new heavier sound. The album also features arrangements by Vikram Shankar (Silent Skies, Pain of Salvation), cello by Elianne Anemaat, was mixed by Guido Aalbers (Muse, Coldplay, The Gathering) and was mastered by Andy VanDette (Porcupine Tree, VOLA, Dream Theater).

The Obsession Track List:

  • "Chasing Sunsets"
  • "Dopamine"
  • "The Exorcism"
  • "Soulstice"
  • "The Crying Room"
  • "Ode To The West Wind"
  • "Serpentine"
  • "Praise"
  • "All You Are"
  • "Vigor And Valor"
  • "Breathe;"
  • "Soft Revolution" (2024)
The Obsession will be available in the following formats:
  • Gatefold 2-Vinyl SPLATTER + 2 Bonustracks ("Backup Plan" + "Breathe; Extended"), D-Side Etched - ltd. to 200 copies worldwide *Napalm Records Mailorder Only*
  • Gatefold 2-Vinyl RECYCLED BLACK + 2 Bonus tracks ("Backup Plan" + "Breathe; Extended"), D-Side Etched
  • Gatefold 2-Vinyl INKSPOT + 2 Bonustracks ("Backup Plan" + "Breathe; Extended"), D-Side Etched *Patreon Exclusive*
  • Digisleeve + Shirt Bundle
  • Digisleeve
  • Digital Album

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