Zola Jesus Announces New Album ‘Arkhon’

It's out on May 20th...

Zola Jesus will release her new album 'Arkhon' on May 20th.

The songwriter's decade-long catalogue is never less than breathtaking, continually evading description.

New album 'Arkhon' is out on May 20th, and it marks another devastating about-turn from Zola Jesus.

Drawing new spirits into her web, the album was constructed alongside producer Randall Dunn, and utilises percussionist Matt Chamberlain (who has worked with Dylan and Bowie).

'Arkhon' is led by entrancing new piece 'Lost', in which Zola Jesus meditates on those who have wandered away from the standard path.

Mu Tunç directs the video, shot on location in the Cappadocia area of Turkey.

Discussing the song, Zola Jesus comments…

“It’s true. Everyone I know is lost. Lost hope, lost future, lost present, lost planet. There is a collective disillusionment of our burning potential. As we stray further from nature, we drift from ourselves. ‘Lost’ is a sigil to re-discover our coordinates and claim a new path.”

Of the video itself she adds: “I wanted to shoot the video in a place that carried a lot of energy, with someone that I felt understood the spiritual backbone of the song. It was a surprisingly natural process to make this video with Mu Tunc in Turkey.”

“I put my faith in him and in Cappadocia, a labyrinthine city built within 60 million-year-old caves. Throughout human history these caves have served as a citadel for so many different groups of people who went there to get lost. It is a testament to the resilience of humanity, and the durability of our earth.”

Tune in now.

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