Zola Jesus is not a mainstay in my music collection but her upcoming album, Conatus, has the makings of a great soundtrack to a rainy day when I’m not in the mood to deal with other people in my general vicinity. Today, for example, is the perfect day to stream her release thanks to NPR’s “First Listen” series.
My first thoughts: She sounds like a less-powerful Florence Welch without the octave range – but there is something very appealing about her voice, even in its monotony. Below is one of my favorite singles from the album so far. What are your thoughts?