From the Roots Up

From the Roots Up

by Delilah


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British vocalist Delilah's debut album, 2012's From the Roots Up, features her atmospheric R&B, trip-hop, and singer/songwriter-inflected electronic pop. These are expertly crafted and sophisticated songs that showcase a nice mix of synthetic, club-oriented sounds as well as more organic instrumentation. Vocally, with her passionate and resonant alto croon, Delilah sounds somewhat like Rihanna with a bit of Sade's more hushed, smooth style. Tracks like "Breathe," with its waves of cinematic string backgrounds, and "Shades of Grey," with its shimmering, layered vocals over atmospheric piano hits, bring together an artful DJ soundscape aesthetic with radio-ready pop melodies. In that sense, the album also brings to mind the trip-hop pop of '90s vocalist Dido, albeit with a darker, more world music influence. In many ways, Delilah comes off as a kind of state-of-the-art soul diva here, especially on her archly sensual, sci-fi reworking of Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love." It's a notion that is only reinforced on such tracks as the steamy and expansive leadoff cut "Never Be Another" and the pulsing, fluorescent-colored anthem "Love You So." As if pumped through the sound system of Taffy's Bar in the film Blade Runner, these are ominously sexy and infectious futuristic R&B anthems that envelop you with a kind of woozy, dystopian glow.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/17/2012
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 5053105018352
catalogNumber: 0501835
Rank: 146996

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Delilah   Primary Artist
Andy Burrows   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Rosabella Gregory   Piano
Tom Rogerson   Piano
Chris Booth   Guitar
Balistiq Beats   Piano
Paloma Aydna   Vocals

Technical Credits

Minnie Riperton   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Finley Quaye   Composer
Andrew Stewart   Composer
Denis Ingoldsby   Management
Andy Hayes   Layout
Andy Burrows   Composer,Producer
Neil Comber   Engineer
Dean Reid   Engineer
L.V.   Producer
Charlie Hugall   Producer
Plan B   Producer
Ben Drew   Composer
Richard J. Rudolph   Composer
Mikey J   Producer
Balistiq Beats   Programming,Producer,Additional Production
Reginald Perry   Composer
Tom Wright-Goss   Composer
Dan Vinci   Engineer
Ryan Sutherland   Composer
Paloma Aydna   Composer,Producer
Jacqui Lubin   Management

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