Dangerous Days - Zola Jesus.
Wielding one of the best voices in pop music with the precision of a nuclear scientist, Zola Jesus has emerged from her crystal chrysalis with a new album. That she’s now signed to Mute Records seems like the logical next step in her ascendancy into the ranks of the uber-influential artists set to shape the musical landscape of this decade: she’s already being compared to Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush, and Elizabeth Fraser. Huge shoes to fill.
Rolling Stone describes the massive sound of Dangerous Days as “what Katy Perry might sound like recovering from a bad breakup with a steady diet of The Cure and New Order”. It throbs to the pulse of these troubling times, but the desolation isn’t only borrowed from the world at large. There’s a glittering intimacy here, a warm heart to the icy soundscape. With a suitably boreal music video filmed in Washington state’s Hoh Rainforest, this first single is but a taste of the dark delights that await on Taiga, her new album released 7 October 2014 on Mute.
Contributed by @orchidhunter.