Brit Artist of the Week – Discopolis

While listening to BBC Radio Scotland for my daily dose of Scottish immersion, ZenithobiaI heard a cool song that I think you’ll enjoy by Discopolis.  They are an “electro-indie” band that hails from Edinburgh.  Their latest song, “Zenithopia” was released earlier this month.

What the heck does “zenithobia” mean?  I couldn’t find a definition, but using my deductive reasoning, I’d say it’s a combination of the following two words:

ze·nith (znth) – n.  1. The point on the celestial sphere that is directly above the observer.

u·to·pi·a (y-tp) n. 1. An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.

It kind of has that celestial, perfectly peaceful vibe goin’ on.  But the lyrics seem to tell a different kind of story.  (At least to me)

Take a look at their video, or better yet – close your eyes and focus on listening to the poetry under the driving piano melody.

My favorite part of the lyrics:

“A hundred conversations,

Carved on bedroom walls,

None of them heartfelt.”

Could you make out all the words?  Any favorite lines?

If you like their tuneage, you can download their music from iTunes or Amazon.

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