Thursday, 1 December 2011
Delilah - Love You So
From the low key stylings of Delilah's haunting debut single Go, I don't think anyone could have guessed what a drop of sheer delight and bewonderment she would deliver next.
For that is what Love You So is. A full package of high-styled image and tantalisingly bleak string melodies, it's the meeting point between art and pop. And Delilah's PopArt is neither bright or brash, but instead sinuously lean and dark sounding. The video is equally arresting - whether it's the bizarre melange of black and white retro footage or Delilah's posturing, you can't tear your eyes away.
It's sort of a bit Massive Attack-y, gone by way of Yasmin; but the resulting end product is resolutely Delilah's own. Placed on your average 'hit music' radio station, you can guarantee there won't be anything else quite like Love You So on there.
So many songs tell stories of love, but if one thing can be said of Love You So, it's that it marks the subject with the most terrifying of brush-strokes. Here, love is a thing of decay, of death, of fractured porcelain and burning letters - and it's testament to Delilah's world-worn vocals that she manages to convey all that in three minutes of utterly magical pop.
Love You So is released on the 19th December.