“Secrets” is another winner for New Haven duo @Opiaofficial with “Secrets” featuring @SamFischermusic

OPIA featuring SAM FISCHER, “Secrets”

In their short career thus far, New Haven duo Opia have a way of tantalizing the listener with rich and vibrant vocals set to songs that seem to tell a story rather than stitched together lyrics for lyrics’ sake.  Their track record so far is pretty impeccable with less beat-heavy electronica:  “Falling”, “Chasing Shadows” and “YDU”, not to mention a joint duo effort with RKCB for “Always”.  Again enriching their vocals they’ve brought in Sam Fischer for the fun on “Secrets”.  This one is a winner rhythmically as much as it is vocally.  Its production is lush and dazzling, changing it up musically and vocally throughout, which would make it sound even more impressive in concert. Keep your ears tuned for Opia throughout 2017 – even better you can catch them on a limited tour with Marian Hill in select cities through June.

Published in: on April 23, 2017 at 11:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Remixer @BKAYEofficial gives @Opiaofficial’s “YDU” an intense workover

OPIA, “YDU” (BKAYE remix) (free DL)

California’s BKAYE looks to have a breakout on his hands with his intense workover of L.A. soul/pop duo Opia’s “YDU” (meaning ‘you don’t understand’).  In its original version, “YDU” is a languid, lingering jam when something is amiss mid-relationship.  BKAYE plays on that and cranks it up with strong, crusty, futuristic synths that will keep you on edge until some vocal effects hit an appropriate climax right before it’s all over. Jacob and Cole from Opia have such marvelous voices and BKAYE’s take on the song complements their talents instead of losing them in the mix.  Hear it all above and then download it for free 🙂

Published in: on November 16, 2016 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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@Opiaofficial’s soulful “Shadow Dances” gets pumped up by @Christofimusic

OPIA, “Shadow Dances” (Christofi remix)

Michael Christofi continues to be a producer/remixer to watch as he switches it up with his take on Connecticut-based duo Opia’s “Shadow Dances”.  The original song is a laid-back soulful tune that recalls Daryl Hall & John Oates and Steely Dan.  Christofi has kept the easy-going vibe but makes the tempo much larger which will find favour in those sweeping moments in clubs.  Normally noted for his reverent house remixes, Christofi has a well-chosen winner here that is more geared towards fans of electronic pop/dance.  I found it took a few listens to get going but well worth the ride.  Listen at the link above and download it for free.  PS: Could easily make a mashup with the 70’s classic “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb 😛

Published in: on September 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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