Zola Jesus – Fall Back (Sacred Bones)

Zola Jesus – Fall Back (Sacred Bones)

Nika Roza Danilova is Zola Jesus. Now 24 years of age she may still be that original kid in all black, but ‘Fall Back’ introduces us to her more gentle, reflective side. This message to love heralds next week’s release of her fourth album, Versions. It is one of ten tracks that she performed earlier this year in New York City’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which have now all been recreated in the studio with the same collaborators from that evening, Australian producer, composer and chameleon JG Thirlwell and the New York based string ensemble Mivos Quartet.

Inspired by the Guggenheim’s sumptuous surroundings and the art treasures that it houses, ‘Fall Back’ is a rich, neo-classical slice of post-impressionist pop. The vulnerability of Danilova’s voice is initially wrapped in the swirling, sweeping arc of the Mivos strings before gathering confidence and momentum as the song’s arrangement builds into the most thrilling and perfect of orchestral storms.

Versions is released on 19th August 2013 on Sacred Bones Records.

For every purchase of Versions from independent retailers, and for a limited period of time only, a special bonus DVD featuring six songs from that special evening in the Guggenheim will be available.

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