One of the most promising new artists around, the American singer of Russian origin Nika Roza Danilova, made her name as Zola Jesus, and her stage name speaks for itself indeed.
Mystical and masterful, her haunting voice and spiritual sound capture the darkness of the world like a stylish black-and-white photograph.
The scenic presence of Zola Jesus makes you feel almost hypnotized, thanks to the atmosphere she generates. You need to see her live to fall under her spell.
Some say, she is a “ghost” of Siouxsie and the Banshees. If so, who said an artist cannot draw parallels?
It is also true that her thought provoking and chill-inducing videos could remind you of David Lynch films, gothic and bewitching.
The opera-trained singer has a voice you cannot switch off – it becomes your second skin, a private eye who follows you around.
Zola Jesus’ live concert in Moscow is among one of the most highly-anticipated events of the year. It will take place on August 13 at the Strelka Sound festival.