Label: Mute Records Nika is the sole singer and songwriter behind Zola Jesus' many creative incarnations. Written on Vashon Island, WA and co-produced in Los Angeles, CA by Dean Hurley, Taiga is Nika?s fourth full-length album release. This album is a transition for Zola Jesus. Masterful layers of composition are bathed in familiar atmospheric vocals, but a new sensibility is deeply present. Taiga is at once challenging and accessible, and is undeniably branded with what Nika terms a 'piercing ambition'.