For the last three years, Rose McGowan has been at the forefront of Hollywood's #MeToo movement, and now the multimedia artist plans to reshape her art with her debut album Planet 9, landing on streaming platforms Friday.
The 46-year-old actress/activist finds the signature sound of her utopian world from her childhood named Planet 9, which coincidentally shares the title of the planet two researchers discovered in Pluto's absence back in 2015. With the help of French electronic musicians DJ Falcon (who produced her favorite Daft Punk song "Contact") and Punishment, McGowan's groundbreaking discovery brings fans uplifting music under the creed "art heals." She spent five years recording and filming the project in Paris, Biarritz, El Paso and Los Angeles, but since she's "not trying to be a pop star," her voice won't be at the forefront of the project.
McGowan's background in cinema sound design assisted the genesis of Planet 9. She posted a SoundCloud embed of her single "Green Gold" on her official website, a 10-minute sonic excursion to McGowan's safe place with space-sounding synths, sensitive piano melodies and Auto-Tuned sighs. Furthermore, she teased the project with a two-and-a-half-minute video, which features the star posing using abstract moves as a projector finally brings her unfiltered world to life right in front of her. Within the short film, she teases her soft-spoken, spine-chilling single "Now You're Here."