Zola Jesus unveils a contemplative, previously unreleased, track entitled ‘Circles’, which can be found on her forthcoming EP out which is going to be released September 18 via Mute. A few weeks ago she already dropped a dark video for ‘Nail‘, a song which was already released last year on her latest album ‘Taiga‘.
Director and producer Jacqueline Castel explains her fetishistic inspiration, ‘The video for ‘Nail’ conceptually explores the dualistic themes of vulnerability and strength, bondage and freedom, death and rebirth in parallel to the lyrical content of the song. Performing within a custom made sensory deprivation bed built by S&M pioneers Kink Engineering, Nika was sealed between sheets of opaque black latex with a high powered shop vac for each take – a physically aggressive and demanding form of restraint that requires breathing through rubber tubing constructed within the bed. Stripped of the superfluities of the flesh, her performance reveals the surreality of the dehumanized form.”’