Dianna St. Hilaire
Opāru is Los Angeles based songwriter, singer and actress Dianna St. Hilaire. Known for her unique and introspective sound which fuses future electro with a dark ethereal undertone, Opāru produces dream-like operatic vocals, creating a fresh depiction of modern pop culture. Her music represents our animalistic nature and is a reminder to be true to ourselves, follow our path and relinquish fear, as we are the ones who can truly do anything we put our hearts and minds into.
Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, St. Hilaire began performing in her late teens with punk bands and for producers as a back up/ studio vocalist, under her first musical alias, Versailles – on rotation with popular radio stations, across the U.S., including KROQ and NPR’s KCRW.
Dianna’s new project, Opāru (Japanese for opal), has musical roots that stem from experimental electronic, 80s synth pop, and alternative rock. The underlying theme in her music is the workings of the inner voice. The internal person that lingers buried under insecurities and fears. Her influences range from Madonna, The Cure, Lykke Li, Lana Del Rey, Halsey and SOHN. Partnering with the infamous Kim Fowley (The Runaways, Kiss, Joan Jett, Alice Cooper), Opāru tours the US extensively, was featured on the official Grammy ballots, and has charted on Billboard.