Today, avant-garde pop artist Chrystabell releases her startling new record, Midnight Star. Alongside the album, Chrystabell has also shared the “Silent Scream” music video. The eerie, vintage-style black and white video was written/directed by Polish filmmaker and longtime collaborator Archon, and featured yesterday at American Songwriter, who spoke with Chrystabell in-depth about the new album

“’Silent Scream’ is dramatic and stark, with the sensation of being slowly consumed by something. Is it something out there? Or something in here?” explains Chrystabell. “The video reflects the spiraling mania of the track as it deviates to a dark inner circus on an alternate timeline. Dimension hopping is not without a price. The enchantment of being disillusioned is ephemeral and addictive. Like ice cream. The only place to hide is the only place you want desperately to escape.” She adds, “Archon masterfully captured the sensational and abstract sentiments of the meta-escape loop being activated.”



A sci-fi fantasia assembled as a collection of episodes, Midnight Star tells the story of a  beneficent being seeking to save humanity from life on a troubled Earth. Chrystabell fully transports listeners into a dimension of her own making with a collision of post-disco, synth-pop and space-age psychedelia, while her unearthly storytelling offers up tender instruction for living more ecstatically. She has released three previous tracks – the enchanting title track “Midnight Star,” the revelatory “Suicide Moonbeams” and the brightly kinetic “Breathe Into Euphoria,” which BlackBook declared “gleefully draws on the enduring tenets of ’80s synth-pop, landing ultimately somewhere between Kate Bush and Nina Hagen – yet also sounding somehow spot on for 2021.” The new album has also garnered  coverage from FLOOD Magazine and The A.V. Club, who named it an anticipated January release, declaring “There’s an appealing weirdness to the ethereal goth-meets-glam pop of Chrystabell.” 

Chrystabell is a hyper-creative polymath, whose past endeavors include four acclaimed albums, sold out performances around the world, a series of musical projects with filmmaker/luminary David Lynch and a central role on Twin Peaks: The Return. Having launched her career in the late-’90s with the neo-swing band 8 1/2 Souvenirs, she first joined forces with Lynch for a song featured in his 2006 film Inland Empire, and later worked with him on her 2011 album This Train and the 2016 EP Somewhere in the Nowhere. Over the past few years, she’s undergone a full-tilt liberation of her creative spirit that finds her embracing a more potent sense of freedom.

Midnight Star in the most realized form is the highest knowing,” Chrystabell explains. “It’s whoever you are in your imagination when you don’t let limits control you. It’s the purest journey, it’s the superhero in your mind that you would be if there was no one telling you that you couldn’t.”

Midnight Star is available here: 

UK Tour Dates:

Saturday, February 5th, 2022 – Stereo, Glasgow

Sunday, February 6th, 2022 – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 – Oslo Hackney, London 

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 – Komedia Studio, Brighton 




1. Midnight Star
2. Suicide Moonbeams
3. Breathe Into Euphoria
4. Love Confit
5. 2139
6. Love My Way
7. Pearls
8. Clouds For Breakfast
9. Red Green Blue
10. Silent Scream
11. Golden Sky