Goth songstress posts track online as a 'small thank you' to her fans

Zola Jesus has covered Rihanna‘s new single ‘Diamonds’ – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

The electro-goth songstress – who has spoken of her love for mainstream pop music before when she revealed she was a huge fan of Britney Spears – recorded the track after one of her Twitter followers messaged her to suggest the idea.

The singer, whose real name is Nika Roza Danilova, replied that she was “thinking” about covering the song and later posted the finished result on SoundCloud. She also described the track on Twitter as a “small thank you to my fans and followers”.

Zola Jesus released her third studio album, ‘Conatus’, in September last year. In March of this year, she admitted she was finding working on the follow-up difficult as she was “a little overwhelmed with ideas”.

Previously, Jesus told NME that she had changed her songwriting approach for ‘Conatus’ following her 2010 album ‘Stridulum II’, revealing: “I wanted to bring back that experimental nature which I had previously in my music and mix that with ‘Stridulum II’, which was really well produced, and get back that sense of wonder.”

You can watch the full interview with the singer by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.