Published Apr 21, 2020Actor and activist Rose McGowan has announced plans for her debut album, titled Planet 9, which will be released this Friday (April 24).
Today, McGowan has also shared the album's first single, a 10-minute electronic pop anthem titled "Green Gold," as well as a visual preview of the new record.
Read her statement about Planet 9 below:
When I was a small child going through tough times, I created a utopian world in my mind and I named it Planet 9. I felt safe on this invented planet of mine. I also used to wonder what sounds existed on my planet. As life went on, I forgot about how special my planet was, I forgot I could go there in times of trouble. Six years ago, astronomers found a new planet they named Planet 9 — it's the new planet that demoted Pluto to a star. Holy s! They found my Planet 9! Around the same time, I met some French electronic musicians and I decided to make music that has the power to lift your spirit. I know this, art heals. Planet 9 takes you on a very special journey. I am not trying to be a pop star, I will not be performing this album. By using my knowledge of cinema sound design, I carefully created the sounds and words for a better place, an unknown world in our own mind that we can all travel to. Planet 9 is an artistic endeavour that I hope will help others meditate in a unique way. Let go, come to Planet 9.
McGowan plans to donate 20 percent of album sales earned through Bandcamp to COVID-19 relief.
Watch a visual preview of the album below, where you can also listen to "Green Gold" in full.