As previously reported, Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, recently teamed up with industrial producer JG Thirlwell for Versions, a collection of Zola Jesus originals reworked into classical string arrangements. Among the nine orchestral remakes, including the melancholy “Avalanche (Slow)”, is a lone new track entitled “Fall Back”. Gone are the more abstract, free-form tendencies, as Danilova forges a deliberate and borderline poppy love song. Over the incessant pitter-patter of drums and the sweeping waves of strings, she tenderly moans, “I would do anything to be the one with you”, reaching new levels of vulnerability and sincerity with little more than subtle inflection. Listen in below.
Versions is due out August 20th via Sacred Bones Records. Pre-orders are ongoing.
01. Avalance (Slow)
02. Fall Back
04. In Your Nature
06. Sea Talk
08. Run Me Out
10. Avalanche [Bonus]
Danilova and Thirlwell will play select dates later this fall. Consult thei full schedule below.
Zola Jesus 2013 Tour Dates:
09/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Ibrahim Theater
09/13 Boston, MA @ Institute Contemporary Art Boston
09/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral
09/22 St. Paul, MN @ St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
09/26 San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
09/27 Hollywood, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
09/28 Seattle, WA @ Triple Door
10/24 Chicago, IL @ Garfield Park Observatory
10/25 Washington, DC @ Hirshhorn Museum
10/26 Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit