Zola Jesus' 'In Your Nature' gets remixed by David Lynch
Los Angeles-based chanteuse Zola Jesus had a banner 2011 with the success of her album, "Conatus," which landed on many tastemakers' year-end lists and set the stage for a potential breakout in 2012. And four days into the year, the singer (born Nika Roza Danilova), has received an impressive co-sign with the release of a David Lynch remix of her song, "In Your Nature."
The original version of the song features tense strings and a rumbling bass, and floats along on the back of Zola's increasingly confident voice. Lynch strips away nearly everything -- the double-time rhythms, the synthetic hand claps, the vast arrangement -- and replaces it with a simpler structure, one that leaves her voice front and center and augments it with a moody guitar strum.
The track will be released as a 7-inch single and digital download on February 21, when Zola will be in the middle of an American tour that ends up in Southern California at the beginning of March. She'll perform at the Natural History Museum on March 2 on a bill with kindred spirit EMA. See all the tour dates below.
Feb. 1: Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 3: Austin, TX – Parish [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 4: New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 6: Tampa, FL – Crowbar [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 8: Orlando, FL -The Social [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 9: Miami, FL - Bardot [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 10: Birmingham, AL – Bottletree [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 13: Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 14: Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 16: Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 17: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 18: New York City, NY - Webster Hall [w/Liturgy, Talk Normal]
Feb 20: Cincinatti, OH- Contemporary Arts Center
Feb 21: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall [w/Chris Connelly, Talk Normal]
Feb 22: Grinnell, IA - Grinnell College [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 23: St. Louis, MO - Luminary Arts [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 24: Lawrence, KS – Granada [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 25: Denver, CO - Larmier Lounge [w/ Talk Normal]
Feb 27: Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge [w/ Talk Normal]
Mar 1: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall [w/Wymond Miles, Talk Normal]
Mar 2: Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum [w/EMA]
Mar 3: San Diego, CA – Casbah [w/ Talk Normal]
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Zola Jesus performs at the Hollywood Bowl's tribute to Serge Gainsbourg on Aug. 28, 2011. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times.