Zapho continues to beguile our expectations. Following her funky, groove-laden debut single, ‘Do Like I Do’, ‘Water Me’ uses all the ingredients of a great pop song and cooks them into a weirdly delicious combination. The results are at once strangely familiar and yet wholly unexpected. With playful lyrics and contagious melody hooks, ‘Water Me’ is a song about the bizarre, tumultuous, cycle of life, growth, and renewal. And it’s great for singing in the shower.
Zapho (Ele Breslin), from Rathfarnham, is a songwriter, singer, musician and producer. In ‘Water Me’, she builds a rich sonic landscape, layered with harmonies, hooks and, strangely, owl hooting. In an ecstatic live performance, it becomes an ode to the thirst for living, breathing and growing. And yet, when all is said and done, this is just really catchy pop and really good fun.
The ‘Water Me’ Launch Party will comprise an all-female line-up with Toshín & Laura Ryder Ampersand supporting. Doors 7 pm, tickets €12.
Joining ZAPHO onstage in the Grand Social will be her not-so-small entourage: Chris Cahill (guitar, live-mixing), Laura O’Sullivan (piano, violin, backing vocal), Paul Flood (bass), Katie Ryan (backing vocal), Niamh Casey (drums), Andy Mullen (sax).