new music: virginia-based singer opal transfixes with ambient electro-cool single ‘france’

June 29, 2016

Check out up-and-coming Virginia-based electronica singer OPAL and her newest single ‘France’—a futuristic track that hypnotizes with its eerily calm ambience. Although now based in Norfolk, the 25-year-old was born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles. But no France. Yet there’s a haunting, almost surreal yearning for the West Europe country throughout. “So France is kind of like a mind state, or mentality. It’s like a feeling. It’s symbol of a lot of different things—it’s a symbol of freedom, luxuries, mysteries. Just all kinds of stuff, and it makes you feel good. It’s more symbolic than an actual place. It’s a place that a lot of people come from,” OPAL told Pigeons and Planes.

Listen to ‘France’, below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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