Friday, July 14, 2017
Track Of The Day :: Zola Jesus - Soak
Words: Sam Geary
Nika Roza Danilova - Zola Jesus - shares 'Soak', the new single cut from her forthcoming 'Okovi' album to be released on September 8 via Sacred Bones.
Written through the the lens of a serial killer's victim who is taking back control, clinging to life and about to be dumped in the water.
“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 dark electronic song of clangorous percussion and sharp-edged synths.
“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."
UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES
29 Brighton, The Haunt
31 Glasgow, St. Luke’s
01 Manchester, Band On The Wall
02 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall
03 Norwich, Arts Centre
04 Liverpool, Stanley Theatre
06 Dublin, Whelan’s
07 London, Village Underground