About Zola Jesus
A biography of Zola Jesus may read like an artist who has produced a ton of music (three EPs and five full-length albums), but has never embraced a genre. But Zola would probably ask 'why embrace one when you can embrace them all?'
The story of Zola's rise is fairly typical: A young child shows interest in singing early on, begins working with a vocal coach and pretty much learns to play anything she can get her hands on (including keyboards and drum machines).
It was 2009 when Zola's story took a turn, as she became one of the most talked about underground artists in the world. Soon after she released a touring schedule, along with the 2009 full-length debut album "The Spoils." The year after that she ended up touring with Fever Ray and the xx and releasing the "Stridulum," "Stridulum II," and "Valusia" EPs.
It was Zola's third full-length album, "Conatus," which saw her move toward experimental electronic pop. Then, toward the end of the Conatus tour, she was asked to perform at New York's famed Guggenheim Museum for an event where she collaborated with Foetus' J.G. Thirlwell, who provided arrangements for the Mivos Quartet. Ultimately, these string-based renditions were captured in 2013's "Versions." For her latest album, 2014's"Taiga," Zola moved to Mute Records. One review called it, "An internalization of both her tundra upbringing as well as post-modernism."
Zola Jesus Is A 'Vessel' For A North American Tour
Singer-songwriter Zola Jesus just released her fifth studio album, Taiga, and to support it, she’s just announced some tour dates around North America. She’ll start off January 8 at Neptune in Seattle, WA, before visiting Portland, OR; Vancouver, BC; Salt Lake City, UT; Minneapolis, MN; Lawrence, KS (at the Granada Theatre); Chicago, IL; St. Louis,…Read more
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