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featured Delaire on my site. She is an incredible artist who always produces brilliant work. I have been speaking with her about her latest track, Something More, and whether even more will be coming from her – she reveals what she wants to achieve before the end of the year and how her career has changed/evolved since the start.
Delaire talks about albums that mean a lot and a new artist to look out for; whether she is touring anytime soon; if she gets chance to chill away from music; how she got into music and was bitten by the bug – she ends the interview by selecting a cool song.
Hi, Delaire. How are you? For those new to your music; can you introduce yourself, please?
Hi. I am Delaire and thank you for listening to my new single, Something More.
Something More is your new single. Is there a backstory and tale behind the song?
The song is about craving more from life. I grew up in London and have spent a lot of my time surrounded by the same stuff. I wrote it after a night out when I was just looking around at all these wasted people and thought: ‘There has to be more than this’.
Are you looking ahead at an E.P. or album? Might we expect more music next year?
You can definitely expect more music – but, for now, I am just really working on my sound and my direction before I commit to an album.
Do you recall which artists inspired you to go into music? Did you grow up around a lot of music?
I grew up around the best kind of music as my parents gave me a great musical education. I love Joni Mitchell, The Stones and Sade. I spent a lot of time in clubs during my misspent youth, so will always love softer Drum and Bass and House.
How do you think you’ve changed and built as an artist since your start?
I think I have become much less worried about what other people think about me! Which is a relief. Life is way too short to worry about people’s opinions all the time.
I know BBC Introducing invited you to perform at Maida Vale Studios. How did you feel getting that news?!
It was amazing! It was so cool to get a taste of things that could start coming my way.
What do you hope to achieve by the end of 2018?
I just want to keep writing and enjoying the process - and not focus TOO much on the future. I will always have music in my life and I will always carry on so long as I am making myself happy!
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music – the one that sticks in the mind?
Impossible to choose.
I have been going to Glastonbury for years; it’s like musical Heaven. I cry every time I go as the pure joy takes over my body completely. Seeing music bring so many people together is total magic.
Which three albums mean the most to you would you say (and why)?
Joni Mitchell – Blue
Does it need an explanation?! She captures every essence of love and loss I have ever known in one album.
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
It’s my boyfriend and my album. We listened to it when we first met and always reminds me of him.
One of the Now That’s What I Call Music! albums from the '90s! I played these on-REPEAT and couldn’t wait for them to be released!
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
I would love to support someone like HAIM. I bet they are so fun and I love their music. I would defos ask for some taramasalata and pita bread - and enough Aperol to last the night!
Can we see you on tour soon? What dates are coming up?
Announcing something very soon!
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Be yourself and listen to your gut: don’t let the hustle get the better of you. Great music will always prevail.
IN THIS PHOTO: Grace Carter
Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
Grace Carter! She’s a babe and her music is stunning.
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Yes! Lots of time! Music life has its slow moments. I love a glass of wine and Love Island at the moment (don’t judge).
Finally, and for being a good sport; you can choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
Rosie Lowe - Woman
She is EVERYTHING.