Her dark, multi-layered pop music has found her a rightful place on the soundtracks of such genre shows as Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries and Being Human, but the magnetic Zola Jesus truly has to be seen to be believed. In a live setting, her astounding voice and physical connection to her music often produces a sense of euphoria.
A recent show in Chicago provided a perfect example of this. There, I witnessed her song Wiseblood turn a timid, middle aged trans woman into a empowered fist waving, body twirling diva, lost in the power of the song’s anthem-like chant, “If it doesn’t make you wiser, Doesn’t make you stronger, Doesn’t make you live a little bit -What are you doing?” It was a spine tingling moment that showcased the true freedom and power that the best music can manifest.
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!