Zola Jesus pays homage to Japanese Horror classic ‘The Ring’ in the video for ‘Exhumed’

Zola Jesus has returned to form, digging up her darker sound going for her forthcoming new album, Okovi, which comes out September 8th on Sacred Bones. Ahead of the released, she’s shared the creepy footage from the video for her lead single Exhumed, directed by Jacqueline Castel.

Despite the obvious visual references to the Japanese Horror classic, Castel  has elaborated on the general theme of death in the video in a press statement:

“Exhumed was personally conceived of and created whilst processing death – of family members and of relationships – and much like Okovi’s core themes, it is a reflection on loss, heritage, and the often painful personal growth we must harness in the face of life’s constant evolution. Shot intimately in one day, in the exhausting heat within the woods surrounding Nika’s Wisconsin home, we sought to capture personal apocalypse, utilizing experimental shooting techniques to further our emotional goals. Practically and metaphorically, we fought to find the light in the darkest of forests.”

Additionally, on September 8th Stridulum, a new release collecting Zola Jesus’ pair of 2010 EPs, Stridulum and Valusia will be released.

Plus, Check out Black Asteroid track Howl, featuring Zola Jesus, remixed by Time Traveler 

kovi Tracklist:
01. Doma
02. Exhumed
03. Soak
04. Ash to Bone
05. Witness
06. Siphon
07. Veka
08. Wiseblood
09. NMO
10. Remains
11. Half Life

In support of the new album, Zola will tour North America beginning in September.

Zola Jesus 2017 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
11/07 – London, UK @ Village Underground

 

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