Today Zola Jesus is sharing a new video for her recent single “Exhumed” taken from her upcoming album ‘Okovi‘, which is due Sept 8th via Sacred Bones. As well as this, Zola Jesus is excited to announce that Sacred Bones will release a ‘Stridulum’ LP on Sept 8th, which collects the previously released ‘Stridulum‘ and ‘Valusia‘ EPs together as one volume.
Director & long time collaborator Jacqueline Castel explains the thoughts behind the “Exhumed’ video:
“Exhumed was personally conceived of and created whilst processing death – of family members and of relationships – and much like Okovi’s core themes, it is a reflection on loss, heritage, and the often painful personal growth we must harness in the face of life’s constant evolution. Shot intimately in one day, in the exhausting heat within the woods surrounding Nika’s Wisconsin home, we sought to capture personal apocalypse, utilizing experimental shooting techniques to further our emotional goals. Practically and metaphorically, we fought to find the light in the darkest of forests.”
For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. With ‘Okovi’, the Wisconsin-based artist has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the major works of its genre. The album speaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well. ‘Okovi’ will be released September 8, 2017 via Sacred Bones.
Also out on September 8 will be the newly announced ‘Stridulum’ LP, which collects two previously released Zola Jesus EPs, ‘Stridulum‘ & ‘Valusia’ as one record, having both been originally put out in 2010.
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