New striking strokes
20 April 2022
Artist: ZOLA JESUS
Who: Art-pop artist born Nicole Rose Hummel 33 years ago
Active: Since 2006 / 6 studio LPs (new one included)
New album: ARKHON
Her first longplayer in 5 years.
Out: 20 May – order info here.
New single: DESIRE
“The song was an exorcism for my pain and lack of closure around heartbreak. Sometimes songs are written simply for the cathartic effect of playing them. This is one of those songs. Performing it feels like the most tangible way to experience that closure for myself. Some days I would sit at home playing this song over and over on my piano, just to provide myself that sense of control over what I was feeling. I recorded the song at the studio in one take, and also got video while I was there to document the memory of the performance. The footage of that day is the core of the video for ‘Desire.’”
Desire is a spine-chilling ballad.
Hurt emotions in motion.
ZOLA JESUS: Facebook
Back in time…
5 January 2021
Artist: BOB DYLAN
Album: DESIRE – Zimmerman’s 17th LP
Released: 5 January 1976 – 45 years ago today
AllMusic: “There’s no other place where Dylan tried as many different styles,
as many weird detours, as he does here.. And, there’s something to be said for its
rambling, sprawling character, which has a charm of its own. Even so, the record
would have been assisted by a more consistent set of songs; there are some
masterpieces here.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: In my top 10 of best-Bob-Dylan-albums-ever.
Highlights: Hurricane / Mozambique / Romance In Durango / Sara
The full desire…
BOB DYLAN: Facebook
Knockouts from the past…
22 October 2019
Song: Desire – first No 1 UK hit for the Irish stars in October 1988
Album: Rattle And Hum – the band’s fourth No 1 album
in the UK, topping the British charts on 22 October 1988,
31 years ago today
Here we go…
You can stream their 1988 No 1 double album RATTLE AND HUM here…