Zola Jesus just released this version of Rihanna’s excellent new single “Diamonds” that she apparently decided to cover after tons of pressure (“I hear this a lot,” she tweeted at a fan who asked that she do a version of the track) – and we’re really glad she gave in. Zola’s music has always had an unabashed pop sensibility – filtered, admittedly, through a thick gothy, industrial haze – so Rihanna’s soaring chorus and those skittering electronic textures sound comfortably at home in her hands. We’re still waiting for a new record from Zola, but this’ll hold us over in the meantime.
Zola Jesus covers Rihanna “Diamonds”
It’s called What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.
In preparation for a show at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple on November 10th.
From the upcoming covers album they recorded with a 20-piece orchestra.
The duo have just released their album a few days early…for free!
Releases single “Mr Noah” and Mr Noah EP.
Our latest house-inflected taste from Toro Y Moi’s dance alter-ego.