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ZOLA JESUS shares new track & video “Ash To Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)”- LP ‘Okovi: Additions’ out April 6th via Sacred Bones Records

April 3, 2018

ZOLA JESUS
– Teams up with WeTransfer for premiere of “Ash To Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)”
– LP ‘Okovi: Additions’ out April 6th via Sacred Bones Records

 

Zola Jesus is pleased to share the video for “Ash to Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)” which was co-directed by Zola Jesus and Jenni Hensler, exclusively available on WeTransfer’s editorial platform WePresent for 48 hours. The track is taken from Zola Jesus’ new album of previously unheard tracks and remixes titled Okovi: Additions, due out April 6th via Sacred Bones.

Based on a track originally from 2017’s Okovi, this remixed version arose from a mutual, longstanding appreciation. “As a longtime fan of Johnny Jewel’s work,” Nika Roza Danilova explains “it was surreal to hear him re-work ‘Ash To Bone.’ Hearing his arrangement was like experiencing a collision of musical worlds. It was as if this is how the song was always supposed to sound.” While the remarkably prolific Jewel muses “I had the acapella playing on loop one morning in the piano room. Her lyrics were so vividly mournful through the hazy fog…I turned over the hourglass, pulled back the curtains, opened the window, & let Nika’s voice soar.”

Nika was in turn inspired by Johnny Jewel’s interpretation, which led to the creation of the video “Upon listening to the remix for the first time, I immediately had a crystal clear vision of what the song looked like. I also knew intuitively that I had to direct the video myself. Of course, I couldn’t have done it without my co-director and longtime collaborator Jenni Hensler, as well as Jim Larson, who was the editor and director of photography, make-up artist Jenni Atwood-Smith, and hair stylist Kat Zemtsova. It will very likely be the first of many self-directed visual projects to come.”

“Ash to Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)” appears on Okovi: Additions, due out April 6 via Sacred Bones Records, which couples four previously unreleased tracks from the Okovi sessions with four remixes by a diverse cast of artists spanning a spectrum of genres, including the aforementioned Johnny Jewel, along with Katie Gately, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Joanne Pollock (formerly one half of Poemss with Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk). The link to pre-order Okovi: Additions isHERE.
Zola Jesus will soon head to Europe for select shows, followed by a run of co-headlining dates with Alice Glass in North America, dubbed the ‘Snow Blood Tour.’

EU DATES:
TUE 4/17 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK Hotel Cecil
WED 4/18 GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN Nefertiti
THU 4/19 MALMO, SWEDEN Ikonst
SAT 4/21 TILBURG, NETHERLANDS Roadburn Festival
SUN 4/22 COLOGNE, GERMANY Luxor

‘SNOW BLOOD TOUR’ DATES:
THU 4/26  LOS ANGELES, CA Teragram *
SAT 4/28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA SLIM’S *
SUN 4/29  SAN FRANCISCO, CA Independent *
MON 4/30  SACRAMENTO, CA Harlow’s
TUE 5/01  PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
WED 5/02  VANCOUVER, BC Rickshaw *
FRI 5/04  SALT LAKE CITY, UT State Room *
SAT 5/05  BOULDER, CO Fox *
SUN 5/06  OMAHA, NE Waiting Room *
TUE 5/08  ST. PAUL, MN Turf Club *
FRI 5/11  MAYER, AZ FORM: Arcosanti
SUN 5/13  BROOKLYN, NY MHOW *
THU 5/17  NEW YORK, NY Public *
* co-headlining with Alice Glass

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Okovi: Additions artwork:

Okovi: Additions track list:
1. Vacant
2. Bound
3. Pilot Light
4. Bitten Wool
5. Ash to Bone (Johnny Jewel Remix)
6. Siphon (Katie Gately Remix)
7. Exhumed (Randall Dunn and Aaron Weaver [Wolves in the Throne] Remix)
8. Soak (Joanne Pollock Remix)

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