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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.

Zola Jesus performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded January 9, 2015. Last year, Zola Jesus returned to the scene with a new look, a new label, and new vastness that she’s never shown off before. “Taiga”, her first LP on Mute Records, puts Nika on a new plane of existence, much more natural and much stronger than she’s ever presented herself to be before. And with it, she has created the biggest, best live Zola Jesus experience to date. The Taiga  tour shows off a new side for Nika, not only in the music it uses, but in the interactive experience and the presentation of her entire body of work. Truly, this is a more vibrant, more magnificent picture of the whole that we are ecstatic to see here for Zola Jesus.


Dangerous Days


Zola Jesus has a new album called “Taiga” out , and from everything we’re hearing, it continues her move away from operatic noise-goth and toward a glossy sort of darkness. The album’s first single was the grand, triumphant  track called Dangerous Days.” She’s now followed it up with “Go (Blank Sea),” a glimmering, heavy piece of synthy pop melody that sounds closer to the Weeknd than I ever imagined Zola Jesus would come. But there’s a pulsing heart at the center of the song, and that’s been a part of Nika Roza Danilova’s sound since the beginning.

love this stunning video and the song is just wonderful from Zola Jesus,with a huge sound and Brass with massive beats and crystal clear vocals from Roza Danilova taken from the new album TAIGA due for release 6th October


from the forthcoming album TAIGA this is the first track to be released as a single. An inspiring growing Anthem with a great hook and a stunning bass and drum beat throughout