As we get further away from the 80s, we get more music that draws from it. And it’s usually hit or miss. So I will cut to the chase and let you know that Zola Jesus’ Sea Talk is quite the synthed ballad of pure retro-electro chamber pop.
And why does Active Child get mentioned in the title? Perhaps because of the resonant voice and the powerful orchestration that culls from classical music. The only thing missing is Active Child’s harp. I sense a good match for a duet. Let’s get on that!
Have a listen to Sea Talk by Zola Jesus after the photo for video and mp3.
Download/Listen (free mp3) via Stereogum