Zola Jesus covers Rihanna “Diamonds”

Zola-Jesus
Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

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.

What did you think?
 36  15  17  38
decemberists
Music

It’s called What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

The Antlers Familiars
Music

In preparation for a show at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple on November 10th.

she and him
Music

From the upcoming covers album they recorded with a 20-piece orchestra.

foo fighters
Music

From their upcoming Sonic Highways.

iggy-azalea-beg-for-it
Music

They’ll perform it on SNL tomorrow, too.

Run the Jewels RTJ 2
MP3

The duo have just released their album a few days early…for free!

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper
Music

Releases single “Mr Noah” and Mr Noah EP.

les sins michael
Music

Our latest house-inflected taste from Toro Y Moi’s dance alter-ego.

beverly yale
Videos

One of our favorite songs from Careers gets a video.