Mid-20s Malaise

Struggling against the inevitable since 1986!

Ugens Sang: Zola Jesus – Night

It took me a few days to decide on a song for this week. I couldn’t find a good clip of the song I really wanted to use – Destroya, by My Chemical Romance – and have had on repeat all week.

This song – Night, by Zola Jesus – has been in my music library for perhaps a year. It was recommended to me by my friend Koes. Koes is one of the funniest, kindest, most wonderful people on the planet. He lived in Sydney for a few years when he was dating a friend of mine, and now lives in his native Holland. I was lucky enough to visit him a couple of times in Europe. Because Koes and I have similar taste in music, we spent a lot of the time driving around Holland, blasting abrasive industrial, hyperactive electro-pop and overwrought Goth music. It was amazing.

Zola Jesus is one of his favourite artists, but despite falling neatly into the camp of brooding Goth divas that I love (see also: Nico, Siouxsie Sioux and Diamanda Galás), I never really got into her. Today, Trust Me came up on iTunes, and I was struck dumb. This is the lead track from the same EP, Stridulum.

Brace yourself.


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