World Premier. You could call Hermas Zopoula, a West African musician whose songs reminisce of Seu Jorge, a premier world artist. There’s a double meaning here; this is also the World Premier of Zopoula’s video for the outstanding “Alpha Et Omega” off his upcoming double LP Espoir.
Sung in various languages, Espoir features a diverse assortment of songs. The first disc finds Zopoula sticking close to his roots while the second is a lower-fi collection filled with primarily solo-acoustic tracks. Espoir will be released on May 19 via Asthmatic Kitty Records.
If, in “Alpha Et Omega”, Hermas appears quite at home on a moped, he is — Zopoula is a self-described Moped Enthusiast. The song features tweeting birds and background female accompaniment on vocals. “Alpha Et Omega” may be a simple video, but it effectively conveys the greatness of Zopoula’s ability to write a catchy tune, no matter in what language he decides sings.
Hermas Zopoula: Alpha Et Omega [mp3]
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