First things first--what's coming up in the Zola Jesus universe?
Your visual aesthetic seems to have gone from dark to light from Stridulum to Conatus. What did you want to express with this shift in aesthetic?
"It was a way to push me into a different mode. I feel like having worn exclusively black for about 6 years was becoming almost ritualistic, and if I was going to challenge myself with this record, it meant also challenging everything that felt comfortable to me, including my very monochrome closet. I guess I'm still within the monochrome spectrum, just on the other side now..."
Photographed by Clarke Tolton