While listening to BBC Radio Scotland for my daily dose of Scottish immersion, I 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?