Latest LP Okovi: Additions'Â isÂ out 6th April via Sacred Bones.Â Â
Zola JesusÂ has shared the video for the Johnny Jewel remix of 'Ash to Bone'. Nika Roza Danilova and Jennie Hensler co-directed the footage. The track features on Zola Jesus' forthcoming newÂ album of previously unheard tracks and remixes titledÂ Okovi: Additions
, due out April 6th
via Sacred Bones.
Based on a track originally from 2017âs Okovi, this remix came about from a mutual admiration of each others work. Â Zola Jesus has this to say about the collaboration with JewelÂ "As a longtime fan of Johnny Jewelâs work,Â it was surreal to hear him re-work âAsh To Bone.â 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.â Jewel
had this to sayÂ "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.â
Inspiration for the new video came directly from the new remixÂ "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 couldnât 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.â
Watch the video for Johnny Jewel's remix of Zola Jesus 'Ash to Bone' below.