Zola Jesus Reveals “Dangerous Days” Video

Zola Jesus Reveals "Dangerous Days" Video, her new album 'Taiga' comes out on October 7th via Mute records. Zola Jesus starts her tour 10/8 in San Francisco

Zola Jesus unleashes an otherworldly video for “Dangerous Days” directed by contemporary visionary Tim Saccenti who has created an awe-inspiring backdrop for this anthemic song.  Saccenti explains, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.”  Nika describes the video making process, “Working with Tim was effortless. His creative ambition to turn the abstract into a tangible feel is a rare treasure.”   

Zola Jesus’s TAIGA is due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute.  First single “Dangerous Days” is now available to stream below and the album.  Nika’s record release tour begins in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting US cities, before the UK and Europe. Full list of dates is below. As a bonus she has included a tour trailer as well.

Nika is the 25-year-old behind Zola Jesus’, singer and songwriter. Influenced by her time in Iceland, Vermont, and British Columbia, TAIGA was written on Vashon Island, WA and conjures all these places while creating a sonic space of its own that each listener can travel to, explore, hide in, and celebrate. Nika tracked and mixed the album in Los Angeles with co-producer Dean Hurley (David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse).

At once challenging and accessible, TAIGA is a transition for Zola Jesus. Undeniably branded with what Nika terms a “piercing ambition,” the album is best described by the artist herself: “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals…It’s the most accessible music I’ve ever made, but also the most earnest and passionate. I gave everything for this record, more than ever before.”


Dangerous Days
Go (Blank Sea)
Long Way Down
It’s Not Over

10/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC – Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/29 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
11/1 – Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral – Columns
11/4 – Paris, France – Badaboum
11/5 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
11/6 St Gallen, Switzerland – Palace
11/7 Geneva, Switzerland – l’Usine
11/8 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
11/18 – London, England – KOKO



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