Following a return to form with the tracks Exhumed and Soak, Zola Jesus has released a harrowingly intimate song about a friend’s suicide attempt, aptly titled: Siphon.

Photo by Jesse Draxler.

Nika Roza Danilova explains that she was initially reticent to release such a personal piece of music:

“Initially, I was apprehensive about releasing ‘Siphon’ into the world. This song was not intended for public consumption. It was written for someone very close to me who had attempted suicide for the second time. In the weeks surrounding this tragedy, I desperately tried everything I could to convince them to stay alive. There is no greater horror than watching someone you love physically destroy themselves… not knowing if you would see them tomorrow. In the end, I decided this song needed to be heard, not only by this person, but by others as well.”

Siphon was co-produced by Zola Jesus alongside WIFE and longtime bandmate Alex DeGroot.

Zola Jesus is set to embark on her North American tour this September and October, starting with Nika herself hosting a listening party September 7 at the Sonos Store in New York City, and an event on September 13th in Chinatown NYC billed as “Okovi: Surround — a Sound Experience provided by Sonos.”

Okovi is out September 8 via Sacred Bones

Zola Jesus 2017 North American Tour: 
September 16 – Hudson, NY – Basilica Soundscape
September 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
September 21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
September 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
September 23 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
September 25 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theater
September 26 – Austin, TX – North Door
September 27 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
September 28 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
September 29 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
September 30 – Washington, DC – U Street
October 01 – Boston, MA – ICA Boston
October 03 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
October 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
October 06 – Toronto, ON – Longboat Hall
October 07 – Detroit, MI – Assemble Sound Church
October 08 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
October 09 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
October 10 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
October 11 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
October 13 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
October 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
October 16 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
October 17 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
October 19 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile
October 20 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
October 21 – Vancouver, BC – Venue

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