Delilah, aka Paloma Stoecker, comes to the HMV Institute on April 18th. Having previously supported Chase & Status and Maverick Sabre across the UK, this is her first headline tour.
“There’s a lot if preparation that goes into organising a tour,” says Delilah, ‘I’d never really appreciated how much goes into it when it’s ‘your’ show. I’m not scared but very excited, and anxious for everything to run smoothly.”
Born in Paris, raised in London; Delilah’s strong vocals saw her signed to Atlantic Records when just 17. Now aged 21, she is set to release her debut album – ‘From the Roots Up’, later this year. “The album will be out in Summer time,” confirms Delilah, “and I am officially in love with it!”
Delilah’s first EP – ‘Go’, was produced by Keysound Recordings founders, Dusk and Blackdown – aka Balistiq Beats, incorporating the raw Grime signature of the London producers.
Deliah’s second EP – ‘Love You So’, saw her collaborate with Syience; an established American musician/producer who has worked with artists including Beyonce, Cheryl Cole, Jay-Z, John Legend, Mary J Blige and Nelly. ‘Love You So’ also includes the elegant piano/vocal track, ‘Mean to Me’.
But whilst both EPs received positive responses, the full length album has taken longer than expected.
“Making this record has been a long and difficult relationship,” admits Delilah, “I’ve had moments of feeling lost and disinterested, but then last year that all changed and everything started to come together”
And after such a cross section of collaborations, including various dance remixes of ‘Go’ and ‘Love You So’, what shape is the final cut taking? “People can expect vulnerability, honesty and a lot of bass from my record.”
Delilah plays the HMV Institute on April 18th. Ed King will be there for the Birmingham Review.
For details on Delilah, and further gigs at the HMV Institute, visit http://venues.meanfiddler.com/hmv-institute
For more on Delilah, visit http://www.delilahofficial.co.uk