Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle Team Up for "Anhedonia"

Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle Team Up for 'Anhedonia'
Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle have shared a new collaborative single. You can hear the Sargent House labelmates team up on "Anhedonia" below.

As Wolfe recalls in a press release, "Anhedonia," was written in the summer of 2019, ahead of turning her attention to sixth studio album Birth of Violence and its subsequent tour.

"When COVID-19 hit and stay-at-home orders began in 2020, my European tour was cancelled and I had to fly home. Restless, I started listening through my archives of unfinished songs and little unused ideas," Wolfe explained in a statement. "When I heard 'Anhedonia' again, it hit me how strangely relevant the lyrics felt to current times."

Wolfe recorded the song and sent it to Rundle, who added of the song, "I was moved to tears...which made getting through the tracking very emotional and slow on my end. I love the way the guitars I tracked morphed in [Ben Chisholm's] mix. The whole song swirls in a poignant eddy of sorrowful sound and still takes a hard swing at my heart hearing it now."

Wolfe concluded, "As I listened back to the final version, I was finally able to set free those emotions, which I couldn't feel back in 2019. I had worries around releasing the song, not wanting to romanticize the condition of anhedonia (the inability to feel pleasure), but I also understood that it could possibly be cathartic for others who are struggling, as it was for me, to sing and dance my way out of a depression."