Listening to Zola Jesus I feel the Night approaching. It is like the ideal Soundtrack for a mysterious David Lynch film. Zola Jesus aka Nika Roza Danilova grew up somewhere in the cold woods of Wisconsin. And you feel the coldness in her music with a warmth surrounding you at the same time. Don’t get spooked away, ‘cos “In the end of the night, I will hold your hand”, she sings and that is exactly the feeling you get. She seems to be taking the dark path, that Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie Sioux and Dead Can Dance created some decades ago. But her music isn’t just dark, it also has a pop, lo fi and trip hop feel to it. It is not a coincidence that she supported Fever Ray at her tour. Check out her video and download the track for free!
Prelisten “Night” here: