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Zola Jesus

About

Nika Roza Danilova (born Nicole Rose Hummel; April 11, 1989), known professionally by her stage name Zola Jesus, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. Her music has been noted for combining elements of electronic, industrial, classical, and goth. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, she spent her formative years in northern Wisconsin, where she began writing and recording music independently while attending college. During her second year of studies, she released two singles through the independent label Sacred Bones, followed by two EPs. Her debut album, The Spoils, was released in 2009.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she released her second full-length record, Stridulum II (2010), followed by Conatus (2011). Her fourth album, Taiga (2014), released by Mute Records, marked a departure from her previous releases, and featured a more prominent pop-influenced sound. Her fifth studio album, Okovi, was released in 2017.

Articles

June 24, 2022

9 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

Stream new releases from Soccer Mommy, Muna, Joan Shelley, Hollie Cook, Braxe + Falcon, Zola Jesus, Tim Heidecker, Porcupine Tree, and Giveon

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March 23, 2022

Zola Jesus Announces New Album Arkhon, Shares Video for New Song: Watch

“Lost” leads Nika Roza Danilova’s first full-length since 2017’s Okovi

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May 10, 2021

11 Indie Musicians on How They’re Navigating the NFT Wave

Skeptics like ANOHNI and Zola Jesus as well as believers like Mick Jenkins and Pussy Riot sound off on the good, the bad, and the ugly of the digital collectible game.

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Discs

Arkhon

June 24, 2022

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Day 447 of Quarantine

June 22, 2022

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Into The Wild

June 9, 2022

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The Fall

May 18, 2022

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Desire

April 19, 2022

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Lost

March 23, 2022

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Prime

March 15, 2022

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Krunk

December 4, 2020

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Live At Roadburn 2018

June 17, 2020

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Changes

May 29, 2020

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The Colony (Zola Jesus Remix)

October 31, 2018

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Wiseblood (Johnny Jewel Remixes)

October 12, 2018

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Okovi: Additions

April 6, 2018

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Ash to Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)

April 3, 2018

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Bound

February 22, 2018

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Okovi

September 8, 2017

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Siphon

August 29, 2017

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Stridulum

August 3, 2017

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Soak

July 11, 2017

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Exhumed

June 7, 2017

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Nail

September 18, 2015

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Hunger

February 10, 2015

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Go (Blank Sea) [Remixes]

November 17, 2014

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Taiga

October 7, 2014

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Taiga (Spotify Commentary)

October 1, 2014

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Go (Blank Sea)

September 23, 2014

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Dangerous Days Remixes

September 9, 2014

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Dangerous Days

July 14, 2014

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Versions

August 20, 2013

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In Your Nature

February 21, 2012

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Conatus

October 4, 2011

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The Spoils

July 21, 2009

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New Amsterdam

June 30, 2009

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Soeur Sewer

August 19, 2008

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