Song of the Day: The Deep End – Opãru

Following the success of debut single, ‘Remember Me’ – named Song of Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC last December – OPÃRU returns with another stunning single, ‘The Deep End.’

The Deep End’ is a love song to her beloved and admires the strengths and the flaws in a relationship, but most importantly it focuses on the depth of what most humans attempt to obtain in their lifetime. This release sees the singer-songwriter and actress whose real name is Dianna St. Hilaire – exchange the classical music element, from her previous single, for a guitar drench/pop affair.

The video for ‘The Deep End’ encompasses the beautiful aspects of nature, blending them with an urban landscape. Featuring stunning time-lapsed visuals of nature at it’s finest, the hustle and bustle of a city at night and a brilliant night of dancing lights, the video highlights the importance of finding compassion for living things and being mindful of your inner animal.

In late 2015, St. Hilaire reinvented  herself as OPÃRU, deriving from the Japanese name of the birthstone opal. OPÃRU‘s roots stem from experimental electronic, 80s synth pop, and alternative rock.

Watch the video for ‘The Deep End’.

Star Song: Beautiful Sunrise – Nizell

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Today’s song is Beautiful Sunrise by Canadian rapper NIZELL. This track is coming from his EP, Who Is He? released last year (by Built2Last Entertainment.)

NIZELL’s music journey stretched back to 2002, where he performed under the name TDOT. He released an album on an independent label which sold over 5,000 copies. NIZELL went on to work with a string of artists and producers in Canada and the US and has performed in Acapulco, Mexico, Calgary, London and Ontario. In 2006, he released his mixtape, TDot’s Finest Pt.1 followed by TDot’s Finest Pt.2 in the summer of 2011.

NIZELL re-established his sound with the release of 2012 mixtape, Like I Never Left (Built2Last Entertainment), which received raving reviews across the net. This guy kept on rolling as just a few months after the release of Like I Never Left, NIZELL dropped his latest EP, Who Is He? This ten-track production displays lyrics of personal experience, struggle and pain coupled with some seriously dope beats.

Take time out and listen to Beautiful Sunrise. If this is your first time listening to NIZELL, I bet it won’t be the last! More of his tracks are available on iTunes.