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Zola Jesus
Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova performs and records under the name Zola Jesus. Her new album Okovi was released September 8th on the Sacred Bones label. You can listen to the first single, “Exhumed,” here.

Of Music and Martyrdom

by Zola Jesus

Musician Zola Jesus chose her stage name as an atheist teenager, but as her career has progressed, its religious connotations have shed light on the place that music commands in her life — as an exercise in meaning-making, an outlet for expressing and exploring the existential questions of life.

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Of Music and Martyrdom