J. Zunz is the solo project from Lorena Quintanilla – one half of Mexican duo ‘Lorelle Meets The Obsolete’ and today they share ‘Four Women And Darkness’, the second single from the forthcoming second album Hibiscus set for release on 21 August.
The video was first screened over the weekend as part of Supersonic’s ‘Sofasonic Festival’, as J. Zunz was set to play this year as part of the label’s showcase. About the video Quintanilla comments, “‘Four Women And Darkness’ is a story from my grandmother’s childhood. She told me that once during wartime in México in the late 1920’s, she and her sisters were hidden by her grandmother in a little, cold secret room. She hid them there because the militia wanted to search the house. Soldiers used to look for women or girls to rape them or to kidnap them. My grandmother and her sisters stayed there in the dark room for hours until the soldiers left.” She continues…“I asked four close friends of mine to express their own darkness. They all come from different cities and backgrounds. I instructed them with some movements remarking and reassuring the limits of our bodies, which for years have belonged to everyone but us.”