Stridulum II was the first official UK release for Zola Jesus (otherwise known as Nika Roza Danilova), and it ended up being one of my favourite records of last year. Understandably then, I was pleased to discover today that she’s previewing a song from her next record, Conatus. The track is called ‘Vessel’, and you can stream and download it right here.
‘Vessel’ features a typically powerful vocal from Danilova, layered over a backdrop of glitchy, robotic synths and echoing piano chords and the end result is positively dripping with atmosphere. It certainly bodes well for the new album, which is due out on September 26th – check out the full tracklisting and artwork for Conatus below:
‘In Your Nature’
‘Lick The Palm Of The Burning Handshake’
Zola Jesus also has a few summer festival dates lined up, which you can find details of right here.
Conatus is released on Souterrain Transmissions records on 26th September.