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By Anonym 14 Sep

Zola Jesus

People don't really understand who I am. They always think that I'm very dark or depressed, but it couldn't be further from the truth!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

As a child, I was always making sound; it was a compulsion. I loved to scream and yell and sing; it freed me from all the thoughts in my head. I begged for opera lessons because opera singing is the most formidable, most emotional way to use your voice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zola Jesus

The greatest benefit of being a solo performer is that it is seriously frightening, but at the same time very empowering. It's just you and the audience. All the weight is on you to deliver the songs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I know for sure that nothing matters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

The most important thing for us to do as beings is to be aware of our position in the world on a micro and macro level.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

You are born and then you die, but in between you can do anything you want. It's society that creates rules for us, but you can break out of that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

True expression is hard when performing opera. The problem is that opera relies on the dramatic context of the piece. It can be interpreted and represented, but there are guidelines; there is a vocabulary within the pieces that you must know objectively and reflect.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

A lot of times I have the song inside of me and I have to fight to get it out. I'm a very visual person, so I can see the song but I can't hear it. But I think that if your music becomes a war for it to happen, in the end there's a certain kind of aggression in the music. And I think that's a lot more interesting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

The only reason I would write a break-up song is because my own problem of allowing myself to relate to people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I guess something people wouldn't expect me to listen to are artists like Alicia Keys. But she is so incredibly talented. She has this huge voice and great work ethic, which I really respect in an artist. She is also very humble and gracious and devoted to her skill.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me. Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural. And I also like the organic and human... the intrinsic, I guess.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

And my music is always such a release of what I feel inside, an impulse.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I don't find much influence in opera. It was such a different part of me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

When you fall in love, you become weak.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I feel like I am alone when I am in the presence of those I love. It is so freeing and comfortable, you become one with them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I feel like humans are a disease. It's a hard thing to communicate in a pop song. I mean, who wants to hear that?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Zola Jesus

The word "theatrical" makes me cringe, because it suggests a performance is staged, put on, rehearsed. And while all this is true for an opera, I believe the act of singing and performing should always be honest, raw, guttural.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zola Jesus

It sounds kind of stupid, but I've never not wanted to be a musician. It's been inside me since I was little so I don't know what else I would do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I don't know why people think I'm a Goth - that's a misconception.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zola Jesus

My music started as a way to break through weaknesses - like anxiety, which was completely taking over my whole life, where I could barely function.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Zola Jesus

No matter what you do, if there's something you're afraid of, you need to break through it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Zola Jesus

I started performing opera when I was 10 years old. I didn't perform as Zola Jesus until I was probably 18.