Zola Jesus has shared powerful new track 'Soak' - listen to it now.
The artist will release new album 'Ovoki' on September 8th, sparked in part by a return to the area she grew up in.
New song 'Soak' is online now, and it's extremely dark - it focusses on the dying moments of someone murdered by a serial killer.
“I was thinking about this crucial moment inside the victim’s mind, when she knows she’s going to die. She thinks back at her life and the futility of the decisions she made, when in the end her life would be cut short against her will,” says Zola Jesus of the track.
“What’s the point of trying to navigate life if you don’t even get to choose how it ends? Instead of letting her fate be determined by someone else, she takes back control and turns it around, so instead, in her mind, she is choosing to die. She lets the killer assist her in suicide, as she gets tossed into the water and slowly drowns.Through writing this song the story evolved within me, and I saw how it mirrored my own feelings inside."
Listen to 'Soak' below.
Catch Zola Jesus at the following shows:
29 Brighton The Haunt
31 Glasgow St. Luke’s
1 Manchester Band on the Wall
2 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
3 Norwich Arts Centre
4 Liverpool Stanley Theatre
6 Dublin Whelan’s
7 London Village Underground
Photo Credit: Tim Saccenti