Charlotte Wessels (ex-Delain) unveils “Human To Ruin” video

Posted by on July 26, 2022

photo credit: Sandra Ludewig


Charlotte Wessels have unveiled a video for her latest single, “Human To Ruin.” The track is taken from the former Delain vocalist’s upcoming sophomore full-length solo effort, Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II, out October 7th via Napalm Records. 


Wessels comments:

“With ‘Human To Ruin’ I wanted to make a song that has an old school symphonic feel to it, but at the same time doesn’t get too polished or “pretty” to reflect the theme of the track. The vocal processing on the choruses is inspired by 90’s grunge and the instrumental middle part gives off something psychedelic, all in all it’s quite eclectic. Thematically, the words in ‘Human To Ruin’ are the things you say to yourself when you feel undeserving of love, or when you feel like you want love just for selfish reasons. I felt compelled to indulge in this feeling without nuancing it, because when you exaggerate a feeling like that, or make it larger than life in a song, it allows you to shout out the frustration on the one hand but it also reminds you that it is probably not all THAT bad in reality.”


On the upcoming effort, Wessels explained:

“Since May 2020, I’ve been writing and recording a new song every month down in my basement “Six Feet Under Studio”, fueled by – and released to – my tight-knit Patreon community. This album wouldn’t be there without them. I’m excited to team up with Napalm Records again to release a new collection of these tracks with a wider audience. With Tales From Six Feet Under, I released my favorite tracks of the first year of this endeavor onto the world in 2021, and Tales From Six Feet Under Vol II is its counterpart, with my favorite tracks from the second year. There are definitely differences between the two, with the second leaning more towards the heavier side, but they do belong together. Together they represent a time of introspection and solitary songwriting in the basement. A time that has taught me a lot and has been very meaningful to me, but also a time that, as I started this project in the middle of Covid quarantine, has already – thankfully – started changing. Not because I won’t be writing and recording Six Feet Under anymore, but because as the world is opening up again, I too will come out of the basement and out of my shell again with live concerts, and collaborations are on the horizon.”


Watch the clip below and pre-order the album here:



Track List:

01) Venus Rising

02) Human To Ruin

03) The Phantom Touch

04) Against All Odds

05) A Million Lives

06) The Final Roadtrip

07) Good Dog

08) Toxic

09) I Forget

10) Utopia



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