Zola Jesus has unveiled the extremely haunting visuals for her single ‘Exhumed’. Directed and shot by Jacqueline Castel, the stark black and white video features Zola Jesus in an almost ghostly form in the woods whilst emerging from the ground, seemingly to represent a burial of sorts. Intense flashes and quick cuts add to the eerie feel of the video with the goth style of the music itself coincide extremely well. The song is taken from Jesus’ forthcoming album Stridulum, out September 8th.
Regarding the video, director Jacqueline Castel stated:
“‘Exhumed’ was personally conceived of and created whilst processing death – of family members and of relationships – and much like Okovi’s core themes, it is a reflection on loss, heritage, and the often painful personal growth we must harness in the face of life’s constant evolution. Shot intimately in one day, in the exhausting heat within the woods surrounding Nika’s Wisconsin home, we sought to capture personal apocalypse, utilizing experimental shooting techniques to further our emotional goals. Practically and metaphorically, we fought to find the light in the darkest of forests.”