The song “Fall Back” by Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) is the only new song on her album Versions, which otherwise features stripped-down string-heavy versions of previously released songs.
To me the song and video (directed by Allie Avital) are simple, beautiful, powerful and perfect.
“When I wrote ‘Fall Back,’ I was thinking of those moments in your life
when you know exactly what you want, and how it is in that instant of
knowing that you commit yourself to the unbending stamina of your own
will,” Nika writes. “You relinquish control to instincts. The video
communicates the stillness of conviction.”
|Zola Jesus in the video for “Fall Back”|