“Fall Back” is the only new track off Zola Jesus’ latest album, Versions. The rest are stripped-down reinterpretations of past works from her catalogue alongside industrial producer JG Thirlwell. So, it makes sense why she’d issue such a sweeping, focused video for the anthemic new single.
Director Allie Avital Tsypin captures a series of seemingly still-life portraits of the acclaimed singer, “drawing on Hiroshi Teshigahara, Frank Lloyd Wright and Soviet-era Yugoslavian monuments in an attempt to reconcile the chasm between order and chaos and demonstrate the ‘raw and nakedness’ of Versions.”
When I wrote Fall Back, I was thinking of those moments in your life when you know exactly what you want, and how it is in that instant of knowing that you commit yourself to the unbending stamina of your own will,” Zola Jesus, a.k.a. Nika Roza Danilova, writes in a press release. ”You relinquish control to instincts. The video communicates the stillness of conviction by capturing the point when the eye fixes the target. There is very little movement, as it is not about getting that thing you want, but knowing that it will be yours.
Sit back and enjoy below, courtesy of NPR.
Danilova and Thirlwell will play select dates together later this fall. Consult their 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