Equipped with a powerful voice to match her striking looks, Delilah is the 21-year-old, Atlantic-signed, singer-songwriter from London, who has got the music industry at her size fives, all wanting in on her sensational vocal prowess.
Besotted with all things musical, be it dub, jazz, soul, breakbeat or reggae, Atlantic’s prized pearl, Delilah grew-up kindling one burning ambition; to teach the world to sing and furnish it with joy. Named after her Grandmother and raised by her Mum on a heavy diet of beats and rhythms, she was always encouraged to express herself through the medium of noise. Writing all her own material, Delilah’s lyrical focus is inward-looking. Losing her stepfather in a tragic car accident when she was growing up, she eased the emotional pain by penning exactly what she felt. Unafraid of painting bold, graphic pictures with her poetic verses, her sound is beautifully honest and her dulcet tones rich and full of conviction. Delilah finds making music cathartic, “I think of it as turning down the colours a little. In the past I have written in metaphors, I wasn’t brave enough to write about myself, but a lot of the songs really are about me and my life.” Discussing the tracks on her debut album, which feel closest to her heart, she goes on to explain ‘Love You So‘ was the turning point. “This song allowed me to start finishing my record! It’s a song about love and the fight for it.”
Keeping her plans for 2012 well under wraps and her quickly accumulating fans on tenterhooks, Delilah remains tight-lipped about what’s next. Already counting Chase and Status and Plan B amongst those desperate to have the long-haired lovely in their corner, many other producers and artists are über keen to double up with Delilah. i-D online pushed to the front of the queue to get an exclusive preview of Delilah doing what she does best, killing it with her incredible vocals. Hey there Delilah, what you do to me.