Nika Roza Danilova, AKA Zola Jesus, burst into our consciousness thanks to her 2010 album Stridulum II, firmly cementing her name as one of the most interesting and daring female artists around, pushing the increasingly dark boundaries of electronica. With the release of her third album, Conatus, due in the next few weeks (September 26th to be precise) courtesy of Souterrain Transmissions, Zola Jesus have released another glimpse into this highly anticipated follow-up, in the form of new single ‘Seekir’.
Tribal vocals back the track along with wobbling bass and pulsing synths giving the song just the right amount of a “dance” oriented vibe. The track subtly builds and builds, all except for Danilova’s main vocal line which remains powerfully prominent throughout. Move over Florence Welch, you shit.
Zola Jesus will also tour the UK later this month with fellow label mate and one of the breakthrough artists of 2011 EMA, see tour dates and listen to the new track underneath:
11th BESTIVAL Festival
26th LONDON, TOYNBEE STUDIOS (SOLD OUT)
23rd LONDON, HEAVEN (with EMA)
24th MANCHESTER, Academy 3 (with EMA)
25th LIVERPOOL, Karizmer