Opāru is the solo music project of Los Angeles based songwriter, singer and actress Dianna St. Hilaire. Opāru’s music can be described as haunting electro with a dark ethereal undertone, with added hints of classical and operatic influences shining through the layers of accessible pop sounds – a blend that is perfectly illustrated on The Deep End.
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. St. Hilaire reinvented herself in late 2015 with the new project Opāru, deriving from the Japanese name of the birthstone opal.
St Hilaire says Opāru’s musical 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.”
The Deep End is out now, you can find out more information about releases, social media and live events on the official Opāru website.