ZOLA JESUS TO RELEASE ‘CONATUS’ OCTOBER 4, 2011 ON SACRED BONES RECORDS
Download “Vessel” the first single off the album now
The second full-length album from Zola Jesus, Conatus, will be released on October 4, 2011 on Sacred Bones Records.
In the last three years, Nika Roza Danilova has gone from being an outsider, experimental teenage noise-maker to a full fledged internationally celebrated electronic pop musician. It was a huge feat to accomplish, and despite her age (young), her geography (mid-western, desolate), her accelerated scholastic requirements (high school and college were completed in three years each) and her diminutive physical size (4”11, 90 lbs) she has triumphed. She has emerged as a figurehead– a self-produced, self-designed, self-taught independent woman. Harper’s Bazaar listed Zola Jesus as one of the most important musicians to know in 2011. Vogue calls her music “powerfully reflective” while The New York Times says “[she] projects a useful fantasy image: definitely from the dark side, but sympathetic.”
Conatus is a huge leap forward in production, instrumentation and song structure. It says it all in the definition of the title: the will to keep on, to move forward. From thumping ballads to electronic glitch, no sound goes unexplored on her new record. It is an icy exploration in refined chaos and controlled madness, an effort to break through capability and access a sonic world that crumbles as it shines.
07. In Your Nature
08. Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake
All songs written and performed by Nika Roza Danilova
Produced by Nika Roza Danilova and Brian Foote
*Conatus will be released in Europe by Souterrain Transmissions