Zola Blood – Grace (single) (Pond Life)


Zola Blood is the latest signing to Pond Life Songs, the label synonymous with Talk Talk’s 1991 album Laughing Stock and more recently one of our favourite albums of 2014, Quiet Confidence by Liverpool’s avant-pop trio Ninetails (read our review of the album).

Sitting somewhere between Trentemøller and Moderat, Grace – the debut track from Zola Blood – is a deep, dark, and brooding electronica tune but with real heart and soul.

Like Moderat’s excellent II album from last year (read our review), Grace showcases Zola Blood’s appreciation for pop hooks and melody. In fact, after just one listen, we guarantee the song’s gorgeous, drifting melodies will linger on long after the song’s finished.

Despite its obvious electronica roots, there are also some indie rock-like qualities on display too.

The production work is astounding and its atmospheric soundscapes of undulating synths create the perfect platform for the fragile, melancholy-tinged vocal melodies.

Absolutely gorgeous.

There is little information available about Zola Blood including location and line-up, but we highly recommend keeping your eyes and ears peeled for more from Zola Blood.

At the time of posting, there is no release information for the track.

Listen below: