Sunday Suggestion – Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days

The first single from Zola Jesus’ 2014 album Taiga was ‘Dangerous Days’ which opens with a small whirr before the beat and flashing synths take over as her bold and wholesome vocal easily make it’s mark and sets itself as the focal point beyond doubt. The opening lines are succeeded by an increased tempo from the synths and a chant-like slide from her before bursting into echoing space and light as the synth washes over, the heavyweight vocals soar and the beats harden to keep the song on track. The effect of this is played out in the second verse with a sharper and more prominent beat and tempo as she soars into the chorus again. The stripped back sections see her show her vocal prowess even more with the dulled beat and wailing backing vocals in the background. This is then shuffled back into the order as the beat resumes it’s normal service and the vocals soar yet again. It’s a pop song of class and effortlessness.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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