Following last week’s announcement of her new album and accompanying free download ‘Vessel’, which topped all the blogging charts, was selected as Radio 1’s record of the week and was selected as NME’s best track of the week, Zola Jesus has announced a special one-off album launch show.
Taking place in the beautiful theatre at Toynbee Hall on September 26th, the show coincides with the release of Zola Jesus’ spectacular new album, ‘Conatus’, released on Souterrain Transmissions that same day. The follow up to 2010’s ‘Stridulum II‘ will also be preceded by a number of festival dates this summer.
‘Conatusis’ is a huge leap forward in production, instrumentation and song structure. It says it all in the definition of the title: the will to keep on, to move forward. From thumping ballads to electronic glitch, no sound goes unexplored on her new record.
It is an icy exploration in refined chaos and controlled madness, an effort to break through capability and access a sonic world that crumbles as it shines.