ZOLA JESUS Impresses With Spine-Chilling Ballad ‘DESIRE’ From Her 5th Album

New striking strokes

20 April 2022

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

BOB DYLAN Released ‘DESIRE’ Album 45 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

5 January 2021


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

Back sleeve

U2 Scored First Number One UK Hit In 1988 With Single ‘DESIRE’ From Their Double LP ‘RATTLE AND HUM’…

Knockouts from the past

22 October 2019

Band: U2
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…

U2: Facebook

You can stream their 1988 No 1 double album RATTLE AND HUM  here