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The actress – turned – activist Rose McGowan announced Tuesday morning the release of a musical project, as the next step in her ongoing journey.

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 endeavor that I hope will help others meditate in a unique way.

McGowan began her acting career in the early 90s – appearing in various popular films, such as: “Encino Man,” “Sceam,” and “Jawbreaker.” But it was her role as Paige Matthews – the youngest of the Halliwell Sisters on the then WBs’ sitcom “Charmed,” that made her a household name. She goes on to say in her blog post, that while acting was her day job, behind the scenes she would be “honing my skills as a multi-media artist, writer and thought leader.” After realizing how much of her life was spent working on various sets, she wanted to pursue her own voice. She directed “Dawn,” a short film that was nominated for the Sundance Grand Jury Price. McGowan used her voice in this directorial debut, to shed light into the possible consequences of raising a daughter under societal constraints and parental controls.

While writing about my life and thoughts on society, I needed to create art that would be soothing. I’d always loved using my voice, it was my favorite part of performing.”

While to some, the thought of McGowan singing is new. Fans of the series “Charmed” may remember an episode, where Paide (McGowan) is too shy to publicly sing at her boyfriends nightclub – due to an embarrassing childhood incident. The episode ends with Paige performing a sultry rendition of Peggy Lee’s “Fever.”

While she will not be performing live any of the tracks from “Planet 9.” She has already performed piece, during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in 2019 and released tibbits of it while finishing up. She writes that her goal is not to become a popstar but to help listeners meditate and be transformed to another place, as would when she was a child.

The album will be available on digital platforms and 20 percent of all sales on Bandcamp will benefit COVID-19

PLANET 9 PREVIEW by ROSE MCGOWAN from rose mcgowan on Vimeo.