Nika Danilova (Zola Jesus) Talks with Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The two vocalists dive into diva moves for one's show rider, finding non-traditional places to warm up while on tour, and much more.

On this week’s episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, another powerful and funny conversation recorded backstage at Pitchfork Music Festival 2018. Zola Jesus—real name Nika Roza Danilova—and Circuit des Yeux, aka Haley Fohr, posses two of the most breathtaking voices in music today. The two sat down backstage at the fest to discuss all things vocals: finding non-traditional places to warm up while on tour, knowing when to party and when to rest, and how to react when your instrument gives out.

They got into a lot more, too, including: diva moves for one’s show rider; the difficulties of being people who go to 11 all the time; and why Joanna Newsom stayed silent for two months straight.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
— Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

This episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.

Big thanks to Pitchfork Music Festival for hosting Talkhouse, and to Karolina Barej for all of her coordination work.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song is “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” by Iced Ink.

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