Rathfarnham, County Dublin
From Rathfarnham, Dublin, 25-year-old singer, songwriter, musician, producer and performer Zapho (aka Ele Breslin) writes the kind of smart, svelte electro-pop/soul songs that arrive only from an intuitive understanding of the form.
Bang on target, the next six months will see Zapho’s music filter out via songs and accompanying videos, with an occasional remix delivered for good measure.
She 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
In her current single Water Me, she builds a rich sonic landscape, layered with harmonies, hooks and, strangely, owl hooting. In an ecstatic live performance last March at the Grand Social, the song became an ode to the thirst for living, breathing and growing. We now see Zapho’s name beginning to populate our newsfeed's.
She now throws in one of Ireland’s leading songwriter/producers to the mix, Richey McCourt. Having recently worked with the likes of Pixie Lott, Will Young, Matt Cardle, Laoise and Aimee, McCourt gives us a moodier, grittier Water Me. Weird in all the good ways, this remix has the edge of Billie Eilish, while retaining the pop punch of Kimbra, Tove Lo, Broods, Sylvan Esso to name a few.
This summer Zapho will be kept on her toes, hosting a rage of gigs across Dublin music scene and storming the gates of homegrown Irish music festival Knockanstockan with her characterful and energetic live performance and 7 piece band.
Next up will be her third single launch which will be hosted in the Workman’s Club on Monday 17th June.