Dame Zina – “Eau”


Paris-based duo Dame Zina impressed last year with the album Fairytales, and continues that strong momentum with the track “Eau.” The father-daughter electro-rock team cast a lush intrigue here, which develops into an impassioned captivation in the riveting vocal performance, especially.

A dreamily enveloping tonal development builds steadily. Glimmering synth tones and theatrical vocals glide into a pit-pattering percussive presence, as spacey synths take an infectious lead approaching the one-minute turn. Here, the vocals cast a chilly, haunting character alongside arp-y synth movements.

The two-minute turn exudes a brighter, confident character in its “je suis,” refrain; the effervescent shift plays with cathartic satiation, as does a dazzling second half that varies from spoken-word intrigue to fervent vocal rises. “Eau” is a stirring showcase in songwriting and atmosphere from Dame Zina. Its title translating to “water,” Dame Zina describe the track as exploring “emotions and the depths of human sensibility.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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