Chelsea Wolfe Wrote a Song About Wonder Woman
Chelsea Wolfe has a new song called “Diana,” and I’ve already listened to it about a dozen times.
I’m saying this is a great song. It’s exemplary of everything wonderful about Wolfe’s work: heavy but melodic, epic but morose, ethereal and haunting and instantly memorable.
The track is part of DC Comics’ upcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack (for the non-nerds, “Diana” is Wonder Woman’s given name; Wolfe voiced the character in the previously-released Dark Nights: Death Metal video series).
Based on the comic co-created by artist and celebrity metalhead Greg Capullo (Spawn, Batman, Disturbed), the soundtrack also features Mastodon’s recently released “Forged by Neron,” as well songs by In This Moment’s Maria Brink, former The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato, Carach Angren, and more. It’s being executive produced by Tyler Bates, who composed the music for films like John Wick and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Says Wolfe of “Diana”:
“It has been such an honor 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. 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. 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.”
Listen to “Diana” below.
The Dark Nights: Death Metal soundtrack comes out June 18 on Loma Vista. It’s available to pre-order now on digital download, CD, and 2xLP—with exclusive Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman vinyl variant covers, 11 limited edition character trading cards, and more.