Song of The Day: Remember Me – Oparu

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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.

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New Track! My Place – SleepLust

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In the span of less than two years, songstress/poet Meghan Tartamella and twin brothers Michael and Joseph Pepe -aka – SLEEPLUST – has become one of Los Angeles’s most exciting and sought after indie electronic pop outfits.

The trio released their debut self-titled EP in November to critical acclaim and commercial success. Recorded in their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, the five track release is an homage to the band’s roots, hometown and the major transition periods in life we can all relate to. “The EP really speaks to those shifts in emotions, priorities and relationships. It’s about coming more into ourselves and feeling safe in who/where that is.” Tartamella says wistfully.

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Their latest single My Place is the first song written and recorded in the band’s new home of Los Angeles. The three-and-a-half minute production displays the band’s unique trademark, which combines brooding electronics, wandering synths and heavy bass, all brought together by Tartamella’s sultry yet focused melodies.

This Spring,  SLEEPLUST’s music will be featured on major cable networks such as MTV, VH1, E! and Oxygen. The band is also busy headlining select West Coast tour dates and playing festivals this summer.

News: Hollander Blue’s album coming out soon!

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If you’re a big fan of HOLLANDER BLUE, I have good news: the folk/indie artist will be releasing her second album, Welcome to the Human Race later this year.

If you’re unfamiliar with her work, please let me fill you in: the North Carolina based singer/songwriter took an interest in music from the age of seven, learning to play the piano and writing poetry. In 2011, she released her debut album, Accidental Confessions which offers a sweet infusion of rock, folk, indie and pop coupled with intimate songwriting, reflecting on the realities of life, joy and heartache.

Now I brought you guys up to speed, listen to one of singles from the upcoming album, Red Moon. The soothing track will also feature on Red Dragon Record’s second renaissance compilation album.

The release of Welcome to the Human Race is fast approachingso keep your eyes peeled on the reviews section!