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“Nail” is the fourth single from the latest album  TAIGA, from Zola Jesus.

Directed by frequent collaborator Jacqueline Castel, the clip sees Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) performing the song in the claustrophobic confines of a sensory deprivation bed. In addition to the video, she’s also announced a fall tour that includes dates in the Midwest and Europe. Check out the video and tour itinerary below.

In a press release, Castel explained the intense stunt Danilova pulled off for the video:

The video for “Nail” conceptually explores the dualistic themes of vulnerability and strength, bondage and freedom, death and rebirth in parallel to the lyrical content of the song. Performing within a custom made sensory deprivation bed built by S&M pioneers Kink Engineering, Zola Jesus was sealed between sheets of opaque black latex with a high powered shop vac for each take – a physically aggressive and demanding form of restraint that requires breathing through rubber tubing constructed within the bed. Stripped of the superfluities of the flesh, her performance reveals the surreality of the dehumanized form.