Welcome to the Wilderness

Taiga, the Russian name for the snowforest, is the title of Zola Jesus’ ambitious new album, where humanity’s relationship with the natural world is carefully and cleverly translated into her most accessible compilation of dark pop to date. I spoke to Nika Roza Danilova, the woman behind the epic name, about the power of nature and liberating her voice from the abstracting confines of reverb.

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