Artist: David Hopkins
Song: C’est La
Stands out: Psychedelic vibes
If you like: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd
Parlez-vous francais? Never mind if not, ‘C’est La’, the new psychedelic track from Irish artist David Hopkins transcends spoken language, washes over us with intoxicating vibes and transports us to a colour rich landscape ably assisted by its retro video accompaniment. Perhaps worth noting, most of the song is in English so bear with it if you’re a lover of lyrics.
Taken from his soon to be released album ‘Overlook’ this track offers us a tantalising look into the musical psyche of Hopkins’ 60s / 70s influences, a convergence of influences the likes of Syd Barratt and Led Zeppelin.
Describing his work as “equal parts Led Zeppelin, Bagpuss, 1980s BBC public announcement warning ads, Bob Marley and Beethoven”, how could one resits a listen to this unique and refreshing track?