Zola Jesus has shared a new single from her forthcoming album Arkhon. ‘The Fall’ follows previous offerings ‘Lost’ and ‘Desire’. Check out its Jenni Hensler-directed video below.
“I wrote ‘The Fall’ for myself,” Nika Roza Danilova explained in a press release. “It was an exercise in using music as a tool for the sake of my own inner catharsis. I had a lot of turmoil and complicated emotions that I couldn’t process in any other way. I suppose some feelings require you to write a pop song in order to fully understand them. For that reason, this song is very precious to me.”
Commenting on the video, she added: “Working with Jenni Hensler as a director was such a soul-feeding experience. She’s someone I’ve been collaborating with for ten years, and a dear friend to me. I value her own artistic perspective so much that at some point I realized there was no one else I could trust with my vision. We connected on an emotional and spiritual level regarding the intent of the song, and then I handed it over and let her make her magic. I’ve never felt so freed by a collaboration. And working with choreographer Sigrid Lauren was such an empowering experience. She was able to interpret and support my idiosyncratic movements in a way that allowed me to feel free in the moment.”
Arkohn is idue for release on June 24 via Sacred Bones.