Photo by Tim Saccenti

Nika Roza Danilova (aka Zola Jesus) has released a new song "Soak," the second preview of her upcoming album Okovi, which is out on Sept. 8.

The new music is reflective of some truly dark, personal battles. "I endured people very close to me trying to die, and others trying desperately not to," the singer revealed in a statement. "Meanwhile, I was fighting through a haze so thick I wasn't sure I'd find my way to the other side. Death, in all of its masks, has been encircling everyone I love, and with it the questions of legacy, worth and will." 

As for "Soak," the haunting yet spellbinding cut was written from the perspective of a serial killer's victim who is facing death by drowning. 

"I was thinking about this crucial moment inside the victim’s mind, when she knows she’s going to die," Zola explained. "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."

Hear the new song below, followed by Zola Jesus' upcoming live schedule.

Zola Jesus' upcoming tour dates:
09/16 - Hudson, NY - Basilica Soundscape
09/21 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
09/22 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
09/23 – Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
09/25 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
09/26 - Austin, TX - North Door
09/27 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
09/28 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
09/29 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
09/30 - Washington, DC - U Street
10/01 - Boston, MA - ICA Boston
10/03 - Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
10/04 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
10/06 - Toronto, ON - Longboat Hall
10/07 - Detroit, MI - Assemble Sound Church
10/08 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
10/09 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
10/10 - St. Paul, MN - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/11 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
10/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/16 - Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club
10/17 - San Francisco, CA – Independent
10/19 - Seattle, WA – Crocodile
10/20 - Portland, OR - The Old Church
10/21 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
10/24 - Malmo, SE - Ikonst
10/25 - Gothenburg, SE - Nefertiti
10/26 - Copenhagen, DK - Jazzhouse
10/28 - Cologne, DE - Luxor
10/29 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
10/31 - Glasgow, UK - St. Luke’s
11/01 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
11/02 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
11/03 - Norwich, UK - Arts Centre
11/04 - Liverpool, UK - Stanley Theatre
11/06 - Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
11/07 - London, UK - Village Underground
11/08 - Paris, FR - Le Point Ephémère
11/12 - Geneva, CH - La Gravière
11/14 - Roma, IT - Monk
11/15 - Bologna, IT -  Locomotiv
11/16 - Bern, CH - Dampfzentrale
11/17 - Milan, IT - Magnolia
11/18 - Zagreb, HR - Mocvara
11/20 - Nuremburg, DE -  Z-Bau
11/21 - Vienna, AT - Fluc
11/22 - Berlin, DE - SO36
11/23 - Leipzig, DE - UT Connewitz
11/25 - Frankfurt, DE - Mousonturm
11/27 - Brussels, BE - Beursschouwburg
11/28 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/29 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich

 

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