Parisian born singer Delilah is a relatively new face in the music industry, first bursting onto the scene at the age of 17 when she signed to Atlantic Records. Delilah did not gain significant recognition however, until the release of her first single ‘Go’ in 2011. Since her emergence into the UK music scene, Delilah has toured with artists such as Maverick Sabre and Prince, and both co-wrote and featured on the song ‘Time’ with Chase & Status. Her debut album was released in July of this year.
Delilah has a very distinctive vocal that is almost haunting. Her slightly sombre tones have a unique and raw power to them that need no manipulating. Tracks such as ‘Go’ and ‘Inside My Love’ draw from other classic songs but with a new, slightly gothic twist. The use of sampling in the album is prominent but does not detract from the fresh and original sound Delilah gives us with this stunning debut.
The overall feel of the album is dark and soulful, often bordering on chillout and occasionally offering a trip-hop vibe. Delilah has a certain sadness in her voice that may suggest she is older than her 22 years. Her voice tells a story of dark experiences, lost loves and potent memories. The almost jazzy like atmosphere that her music evokes, conjures up images of smoky bars and hazy, alcohol fuelled nights. This album would be the perfect soundtrack to a gritty indie flick; the unashamed rawness to each track is refreshing and honest. It’s easy to disappear in Delilah’s world when listening to her music.
All in all, Delilah’s debut is a breath of fresh air. Her melodic sounds are a welcome change in the somewhat repetitive music industry we have now. If ‘From The Roots Up’ is anything to go by, I think we can expect great things from this girl.