Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus was one of our favorite artists last year. Her experimental, ice-cold dark-pop is something we can’t get enough of. After her 2009 debut The Spoils she got wider recognition with the Stridulum EP followed by her successful sophomore LP Stridulum II in 2010 and her most recent effort Conatus in 2011.
The 23 year old Russian-American singer has made some great collaborations such as providing vocals to M83’s and Orbital’s new albums or being remixed by her fan, the legendary David Lynch. To dig deeper into her mind and discover thoughts on her music watch this EB TV exclusive feature. You can also read a brief interview with her, as well as her comments on her icon David Cronenberg, that was originally featured in the Electronic Beats Magazine’s winter issue. We had goosbumps at her live show at the Electronic Beats Festival Warsaw last December so we highly recommend you see her live if you can.
Fill in the form below to win 2×2 tickets for Zola Jesus’ Budapest show on 7th April at A38 Ship, she will be supported by local talents Belle Belle (rsvp on Facebook here).
Stream Zola Jesus’ Conatus and read our review on it.
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Published March 16, 2012. Words by Andras G. Varga.