In theory, the pairing makes perfect sense. One imagines a young Nika Roza Danilova enchanted by the beautiful, haunting images of David Lynch’s films. And while music always played a major role in those films, Lynch has become increasingly active as a dedicated musician: His recent album, Crazy Clown Time has received enthusiastic, colorful reviews and his collaboration with Chrysta Bell [ay yai yai] sounds completely delicious.
The result is a lovely, gently moving piece with a decidedly dark, 1980s feelsome reverb on the guitars, a little chorus, a little flange, and a lot of passion on the vox. This has quickly become one of my favorite Zola Jesus tracks. The original appears on her recent album, Conatus, while the remix will be available on a 7” single to be released by Sacred Bones on February 21.