There are love songs, and then there are songs that reaffirm the fact that you’re not the only one who feels like love is harder to figure out than a Rubik’s Cube. Fall Back is the sole new song off Zola Jesus’ upcoming direction swerve, Versions. Like the rest of the album, Fall Back finds Nika Roza Danilova collaborating with the Mivos Quartet and composer JG Thirlwell to use strings in place of electronic production to re-imagine her musical catalog.
The new track shows what a lot of love songs don’t: It doesn’t matter if you have it as good as someone bringing you pancakes in bed; sometimes it feels like being in love should be classified in the DSM. Danilova sings, “I would do anything to be the one with you.” Those might sound like appropriate lyrics for a remake of the Titanic theme, but there’s some uncertainty in Danilova’s proclamation. The track’s off-kilter nuances and anxiously teetering violin definitely don’t show strength of conviction. Do your feelings a favor and listen to Fall Back below.