Zola Jesus — the Next Siouxsie Sioux (or not)
For years music journalists have labeled up-and-coming singer-songwriter types as next Bob Dylan. So it is probably about time that the next Siouxsie Sioux be anointed. The Guardian (UK) has tagged Zola Jesus with this honor.
Being labeled the “next” anything can also be an unwanted burden. But such is the fate of Ms. Jesus.
For all these reasons, the Siouxsie Sioux-label is not entirely unfair.
There is much more to Ms. Jesus, though, than just a great a sense of style. She is a classically trained opera singer. She is just 20- years-old.Her real name is Nika Roza Danilova and she hails from Madison, Wisconsin.
Look beyond (or because of) any labels and give Zola Jesus’ music a chance. The music is what matters and it is pretty great. On March 9, Ms. Jesus released her latest EP called Stridulum. It is on heavy rotation here.
Zola Jesus — Clay Bodies (From the “Spoils” LP)