Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has just released her new album Taiga and "Go (Blank Sea)" is the second single from this album.

I wrote ‘Go (Blank Sea)’ about the facelessness of city life. How is it you can walk down the busiest street of a metropolis, fighting through a current of busy moving bodies, yet feel completely isolated? All of the singularity rubs together to create a universal dull hum that can cancel us all out. It’s in the densest populations that I sometimes feel the most alone, and in barren uninhabited lands that I feel the most alive and human. It’s a strange dichotomy, and something I explore a lot on TAIGA.” 

Zola Jesus sounds as powerful as ever in this track, and even though I haven't had the chance to listen to her new album yet, I feel like her sound has progressed so much. The sound is not as dark, almost gothic, as it used to be, but rather it has shifted more towards electropop. Still very dark electropop though. The lyrics also add to the general gloomy feeling of the track.

posted by Anna
October 2014