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Zola Jesus

Under the moniker Zola Jesus, the singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova has cut a harrowing figure in indie-rock. Cloaked in mood and mystique, her songs beat with a dark heart and straddle the fringes of industrial and electronic music.

It was surprising, then, to hear Zola Jesus’ new album, “Versions,” which reinterprets her earlier work in a classical context resonant with strings and softer shades of her voice.

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