Singer/songwriter/actress Opâru has released the video for her new single The Deep End! After the success of her first release Remember Me, she’s returned with a project showcasing her most personal work to date. “The Deep End is about a unique equality between two people on an emotional and physical level” she reveals. “Our survivability paired with our own hopes and dreams and how we can make them a reality for each other by helping one another to change the world”. Combining heartfelt lyrics, haunting pop melodies and dark experimental synthesizers, The Deep End is a love song in admiration of the strengths and the flaws in a relationship, with a focus on our hopes, goals, and inspiration. Featuring stunning time-lapsed visuals of the beauty of nature, along with a busy urban landscape of dancing lights in a city at night, the video highlights the importance of finding compassion for living things and being mindful of your inner animal.
Opāru is the stunning musical endeavor of L.A.-based Dianna St. Hilaire. Opāru music can be described as haunting electro with a dark ethereal undertone. Combined with dream-like operatic vocals, Opāru’s work creates a unique depiction of modern pop culture. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, she began writing and performing at a young age in choir and musicals. A self-taught pianist, she wrote and performed in her late teens with punk bands and for producers as a back up/studio vocalist in New Mexico and in the highly successful group Versailles. Partnering with the infamous Kim Fowley (The Runaways, Kiss, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper), she toured the States and has been featured on the official Grammy ballots, as well as charting on Billboard. Versailles’ music was in rotation nationwide and on stations like KROQ and NPR tastemaker, KCRW. St. Hilaire reinvented herself in late 2015 with the new project Opāru, deriving from the Japanese name of the birthstone opal. Opāru’s roots stem from experimental electronic, 80s synth pop, and alternative rock. “The music represents pure animalistic human emotion”, St. Hilaire confesses, “It epitomizes what it is like to be human by transcending the human experience with self-discovery and acceptance of who we are on an emotional level.” Influences can be found throughout the record including the likes of Mt. Eden, Lindsey Stirling, director David Lynch, American Horror Story, and Zola Jesus.
Check out the new video and download The Deep End on iTunes today!