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.

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Melodramatic Voice ZOLA JESUS Covers ‘CHANGES’ BLACK SABBATH – A Spine-Tingling Performance

Gripping reveries for the laziest day of the week

9 August 2020

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the self-titled Black Sabbath
debut LP and second longplayer Paranoid, Sacred Bones Records released
‘What Is This That Stands Before Me?‘ last May. A compilation of Sabbath
covers recorded by artists from across their roster, with The Soft Moon, Thou,
Uniform, Hilary Woods,
and more.

One of the most remarkable efforts is by melodramatic and
theatrical artist ZOLA JESUS. Her spine-tingling voice makes
your hair stand up in the back of your neck. Jaw-dropping
tour de force.

Listen here…


Here’s the original

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ZOLA JESUS – Spectacular Return With Monumental Single ‘EXHUMED’…

Eccentric and innovative American singer/songwriter/producer Nicole Hummel aka ZOLA JESUS will release new album OKOVI, follow-up to 2014 longplayer ‘Taiga’, on 8 September. The new record’s title and content is clarified in a press statement as follows: “Okovi is a Slavic word for shackles. We’re all shackled to something — to life, to death, to bodies, to minds, to illness, to people, to birthright, to duty. Each of us born with a unique debt, and we have until we die to pay it back. Without this cost, what gives us the right to live? And moreover, what gives us the right to die? Are we really even free to choose?” Zola Jesus recorded the whole album in a period of personal traumas.

Here’s lead single EXHUMED. A gloomy tour de force. A truly monumental and deeply emotional eruption. Really special in atmospherics, vision, sound and voice. Gothic opera…

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OKOVI – out 8 September…