“Nail” is the fourth single from TAIGA, the latest album from Zola Jesus.
Produced and Directed by: Jacqueline Castel
Co-Producer: Taylor Brode
Director of Photography: Joshua Zucker-Pluda
Additional Photography: Jacqueline Castel
AC / Gaffer Swing: Lucky Cheng & Andrew Reuland
Costume Design: Jenni Hensler
Art Direction: Eva Tusquets
Hair & Make-Up: KUMA
Edited by: Jacqueline Castel
Dancer: Juri Onuki
Despite the cathartic boom of the song itself, the video for Zola Jesus' Taiga track "Nail" is plenty claustrophobic. If the idea of being trapped beneath a blackened blanket of latex doesn't completely turn you off, you can see the enveloping visuals down below.
Zola Jesus is caught between two worlds in the video: one above the layer of shiny material, and one below. The sentiment of the song remains the same no matter what, with the artist detailing a less than ideal personal situation, and demanding, quite tunefully, "set me free."
Strobing lights add more unease to the piece, whose soundtrack builds up to a powerful crescendo of beats, vocals and brass.