Today’s very tasty dish of the day is OPARU’s debut single Remember Me, which boasts a stunning fusion of haunting pop, paired with operatic vocals and dark experimental electro.
OPARU is the musical endeavor of Los Angeles based songwriter, singer and actress Dianna St. Hilaire. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, St. Hilaire started to write and perform music at a very young age in choir and musicals. Self taught, her first instrument was the piano and she worked tirelessly at the craft of reading and writing music.
When St. Hilaire was in her late teens, she began performing with punk bands and for producers as a back up/ studio vocalist in New Mexico, where she took on her first musical alias, the highly successful group Versailles. Partnering with the infamous Kim Fowley (The Runaways, Kiss, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper), she has toured the US extensively, been featured on the official Grammy ballots, as well as charting on Billboard. Versailles’s music was also on rotation with popular stations across the U.S. including KROQ and NPR tastemaker KCRW. St. Hilaire reinvented herself in late 2015 as OPARU, deriving from the Japanese name of the birthstone opal.
The next chapter in her musical journey, is the highly anticipated Remember Me, out now on iTunes…before you go, have a listen.