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Zola Jesus Releases Video for "Fall Back" + Tour Dates

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Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Sole new track 'Fall Back' is a tantalising teaser for album four, another trojan horse pop beauty.

“I am not afraid to let go / Of all the history that pushed me over,” yearns Danilova recast as Hamlet’s lovestruck Ophelia, “I would do anything to be the one with you.” Heart on sleeve, ultra-romantic and therefore doomed, it simmers to a frenzied finale so fiery the entire string quartet spontaneously combusts. Possibly.—Matt James
  
Nika tells us about the song and the video: “When I wrote ‘‘Fall Back’,’ I was thinking of those moments in your life when you know exactly what you want, and how it is in that instant of knowing that you commit yourself to the unbending stamina of your own will. You relinquish control to instincts. The video communicates the stillness of conviction by capturing the point when the eye fixes the target. There is very little movement, as it is not about getting that thing you want, but knowing that it will be yours.””


TOUR DATES
09.12.13 - International House - Philadelphia, PA
09.13.13 - Institute Contemporary Art Boston - Boston, MA
09.14.13 - Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral - Brooklyn, NY
09.22.13 - St. Paul Chamber Orchestra - Saint Paul, MN
09.26.13 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco, CA
09.27.13 - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Hollywood, CA
09.27.13 - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Hollywood, CA
09.28.13 - The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
10.03.13 - Tabernacle - London, UK
10.04.13 - Café de la Danse - Paris, FR
10.05.13 - Hau1 - Berlin, GER
10.24.13 - Garfield Park Conservatory - Chicago, IL
10.25.13 - Hirshhorn Museum - Washington, DC
10.26.13 - Mountain Oasis Festival - Asheville, NC

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