Next week, on Oct. 7, dark yet versatile electronic artist Zola Jesus will release Taiga, her highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Conatus, via Mute. Her latest is a step in a new direction for the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter; this time around, she’s spending less time with ominous, gothic soundscapes and getting more comfortable with a bright electronic pop sound. It suits her quite well — we learned as much via the first single from the album, the excellent “Dangerous Days.” But the entire album is chock full of stunning synth-laden gems. And now you can hear them for yourself, because the entire album is streaming right now via the New York Times.
Listen to the Zola Jesus Taiga stream here.
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