November 15, 2012

Hear New Sound: Zola Jesus' "Diamonds" (Rihanna Cover)

Zola Jesus spent a majority of this year supporting her latest effort (and sixth best of 2011 here on AS) Conatus on the road. As far as new material goes, we've gotten a great remix, but not much else out of the studio from the dark pop chanteuse. Followers of Nika Danilova's Twitter however probably picked up on a curious tease tweet the other day suggesting that she cover the current runner-up on the Billboard Hot 100 by Rihanna, "Diamonds." Well, it didn't take very long for Ms. Danilova to take that suggestion to heart, as she just posted a short but succinct lo-fi take of the pop superstar's hit as a thank you to fans. On close inspection, the similarities between the two's clandestine vocal ranges and delivery are near spot-on. Hear Zola Jesus shine bright with Rihanna's "Diamonds" below...

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