Zola Jesus Turns Into a Live Statue in ‘Hunger’ Video
Set in an empty warehouse, Zola, dressed head-to-toe in black, goes into various poses as a steady camera films around her. She really goes for each move, from back bending moves to gracefully swinging her arms. While her transitions from one look to the next are slow, the music itself pulsates and is frenetic, making you think (and maybe wish) she'll start jumping around.
“The video for ‘Hunger’ is essentially a sculpture project," director Allie Avital Tsypin (BANGS) says in a statement. "[It's] an exploration of a life form: both raw and refined. A negotiation between form and inner life, movement and stillness, desire and satiation. Working with Nika is always an honest and satisfying collaboration … it was really fun to interpret the song and Nika's aesthetic sensibilities through film.”
And if you think the track sounds a bit different from the album, it is. The new rendition was mixed by Zola's bandmate Alex DeGroot and Mute founder Daniel Miller. You can get a digital copy of this version with 'Compass' on the B-side on Feb. 10.
The 'Taiga' singer is currently on tour and has just added new U.S. gigs along with additional dates in Mexico and Europe.
Zola Jesus 2015 Tour
Feb. 7 – Las Vegas, – Bunkhouse
Feb. 8 – Santa Ana, Calf. – Constellation Room
Feb. 20 – Cuauhtémoc, Mexico – Sala
March 10 – Berlin – Schwuz
March 11 – Copenhagen – Vega
March 12 – Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
March 13 – Stockholm – Kagelbanan
March 14 – Göteborg, Sweden – Pustervik
March 16 – Prague – Meet Factory
March 17 – Vienna – Wuk
March 18 – Budapest – A38
March 20 – Zagreb, Croatia – Factory Culture
March 23 – Padova, Italy – Mame
March 24 – Rome – Teatro Quirinetta
March 25 – Milan – Tunnel Club
March 26 – Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
March 27 – Zurich – M4 Music