After last week’s release of Stridulum II on Souterrain Transmissions, Zola Jesus has unveiled a new video for album track ‘Sea Talk’.
The video’s director Jacqueline Castel, who also made Zola Jesus’ previous videos for ‘Clay Bodies’ and ‘Night’, explains her vision for it:
The video for Sea Talk was inspired by the acts of sleepwalkers, caught in their own separate, solitary dream reality, locked into cycles of actions every night. In this dream reality, static electricity becomes an otherworldly conductor for Zola Jesus’ nightly psychic twin telecommunications. Merging influences as varied as Videodrome, the somnambulists of silent cinema, and my own childhood spent watching Midwestern lightning storms, this eerie meeting between sleepwalker and her own televised image leads to the breakdown of dream and reality, with each succession of image degeneration leading to the ultimate decay of both worlds.