Chrysta Bell, longtime musical partner of filmmaker David Lynch, is set to release her sophomore album, “We Dissolve,” with award-winning producer John Parish on June 9.
Recorded in Bristol, UK, “We Dissolve” is a pop record with elements of soul, rock and jazz that features contributions from guest artists including Adrian Utley (Portishead), keyboardist Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes) and drone metal guitarist Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O)).
The effervescent artist has a role in the upcoming “Twin Peaks” revival, set to premiere on Showtime on May 21. Of the chanteuse, Lynch says Bell “is not only a killer performer, she also has a great intuitive ability to catch a mood and find a melody that’s really spectacular” and recalls, “The first time I saw her perform, I thought she was like an alien. The most beautiful alien ever.”
The director wrote and produced Bell’s debut 2011 album, “This Train,” as well as her 2016 EP, “Somewhere in the Nowhere.” Evocative of Lynch’s film and television productions, both retro-tinged releases feature dark and airy musical soundscapes conjuring a dramatic atmosphere that allow Bell’s sensual vocals and soulful melodies to take flight. The closing moments of his surreal epic “Inland Empire” featured the duo’s song “Polish Poem,” a classically Lynchian ballad.
Pre-order the album via PledgeMusic and listen to her latest single. “Devil Inside Me,” below: