Chemical, an album by Death Loves Veronica, is a perverse, dark-electronic journey infused with themes of nihilism, inhibition, and deception.
Heavily saturated with post-industrial and gothic influences, this album is a corruption of the expected and resonates with the disillusion of our times. Recorded with analog synths and minimal guitar work, Chemical is a daring undertaking for solo artist Veronica Campbell.
Veronica recorded the framework of this album within a two-week time period while in recovery from an intensive health-related surgery. With limited use of her arms, she dove into the more technical capabilities of her favorite synthesizers, obsessively crafting each sound and, as usual, keeping her distance from the use of MIDI.
The album’s title is as a reminder of what collectively fuels the human race—and what can increase or dull our pain. This album tells a dark story. It is driven and propelled from someplace deviant within, an expression of the artist’s true self.
Veronica is the creator, composer, and vocalist of electro/darkwave/post-punk, and at times post-industrial, solo project DEATH LOVES VERONICA.
Her first demo album, Vampiros Electric (201, was widely described as a cold wave-minimalist sound created with a variety of synth work and distinctly clean vocals.
As the former singer of legendary, but now defunct, Veronica’s Veil, Veronica’s focus became her solo project, and released the In Nightmares EP on April 1, 2019. This album retains a lot of darkwave electro sound while incorporating post-punk and deathrock elements that stem from her original artistic roots.
Veronica has been vocal about the importance of addressing mental health issues and is in treatment for neurological conditions such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and Chronic Migraines. She urges people to embrace their differences and to seek help when available. Veronica has composed music and played several instruments since childhood which helped her to cope with sensory issues, learning disabilities, and childhood abuse.
Watch latest video for „BURN“ here:
Veronica collaborated with Bari-Bari of legendary Mephisto Walz on various tracks, now included on the All These Winding Roads album.COLLABORATIONS
Veronica collaborated with Violetta Crush for their widely viewed synthwave single „Friday Nit3.“ Veronica worked with The Ghost of Bela Lugosi, and the music video to their popularly played track Grimm Love can be viewed here.
Official release date May 21, 2021.