just here to make you smile
The Opacas, the Galway/Leeds based band formed during the first Covid lockdown, are celebrating their second anniversary on 30 Sept 2022 and are releasing two videos simultaneously on YouTube. The new single, ‘Long Lost Love’ will also be available on all streaming platforms. This is the eighth single released by the band (Steve Talbot, Mark Raynor, Pat Boyle and Peter Tobin) since their debut single ‘Out Of My Mind’ in September 2020. Since then they have used their music as a platform to showcase the works of local artists and actors.
‘We didn’t think it would go on this long.’ admits lead vocalist Steve Talbot, ‘so we wanted to do something special for the anniversary.’ The ‘something special’, is a haunting love song accompanied by an animated video featuring photography by Chaosheng Zhang and Anthony Shaughnessy.
The Opacas continue with their mission to collaborate with local artists by simultaneously releasing an acoustic piano and violin version of ‘Long Lost Love’. This video showcases the talent of Sean Lennon on violin and the works of Galway based ceramic artist Jed Gjerek.
Long Lost Love - Official Release
Long Lost Love
Acoustic Piano with violin by Sean Lennon and Ceramic Art by Jed Gjerek