Nika Roza Danilova, better known as Zola Jesus, has the exuding power to create worlds of mystical experimentalism in her music. She’s ambient and endearing in her lyrics, and in her ethereal voice.
Growing up in the remote city of Merill, Wisconsin, she developed a strong love for nature, its sounds, and its spirit. Some of the most interesting aspects of Zola Jesus’ music are its philosophical undertones. Drawing influence from such existential thinkers as Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, Zola Jesus exudes sophistication far beyond her 23 years in her music and in her stage presence.
Zola Jesus’ track “Avalanche,” off her album “Conatus,” is prevailing, eerie and full of vigor. Take a listen!