I’ve got just the thing for all you dark melodrama lovers, and it’s called Zola Jesus.

Zola Jesus is the performing name of Nika Roza Danilova, who’s training as an opera singer helps make her dark, atmospheric music come alive through dynamic and powerful vocals.  “Night” is a perfect example of how this can work well – the thumping bass, reverse reverb, and haunting supporting vocals create a dark, climactic environment where the vocals can shine – or, I suppose, where they can darken.

So for those of you who are done with the lo-fi pop anthems of the summer and ready to move on to something a little more appropriate for the darkening and moody days of autumn, check out Zola Jesus.

[mp3] Zola Jesus – Night