DELILAH MONTAGU RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “VERSION OF ME”
June 26, 2020
(Columbia Records UK/EU – Epic Records US)
WATCH OFFICIAL VIDEO
“…will cut to the core of anyone who’s experienced unrequited love, its poetry direct and shattering”
– Vulture, New York Magazine
“…with a rich, mellow vocal range and influences from Carole King to Father John Misty, Montagu is staking a strong claim to the storied tradition of confessional balladeers” – GQ
“…shades of Joni Mitchell and Florence Welch, a lovely, plaintive, piano-led lament” – The Sunday Times Culture“
22 year old critically acclaimed London based artist Delilah Montagu arrives today with her highly anticipated debut single Version Of Me, a fearless autobiographical story of self-discovery, out now on Columbia Records (World ex-US) and Epic Records (USA). Stream here on all digital platforms.
Prior to the arrival of the global pandemic we all now find ourselves a part of, Delilah took herself to Los Angeles where she sparked a connection with producer Robin Hannibal (Rhye, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak). Here, with the confidence of Robin, she learned how to express and completely own her story for the very first time; an amalgamation which transferred beautifully to this new set of music Delilah finds herself ready to share with the world today.
Speaking about Version Of Me Delilah said, “It’s about wanting to be your true self, but not knowing who that is, or what that looks like. I’ve been trying for so long to find the right words, the right time, and the right way to say how I feel, but when you’re questioning yourself that can be a terrifying reality to articulate. I’m so proud of this song and hope that maybe it can bring others the solace it’s given me.
Of the video Delilah said, “I loved making the music video too, with four of my closest friends and favourite female artists’. Florence Kosky created it and I love that my girlfriend made the art and took the photo of me for the single cover, on my childhood bed in my mums home.”
ABOUT Delilah Montagu
Inspired by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Bon Iver, Billie Eilish, Lizzo and James Blake, Delilah is today finding complete power in her own voice as she unashamedly shares her love for her girlfriend online, takes the reins on the creative processes and becomes the driving force in her relationships. And, having battled addiction, heartbreak and shame in the past, Delilah hopes that perhaps her newfound honest vulnerability might help others eradicate their own fears too.
It was during the release of the critically acclaimed In Gold EP last year when Delilah was at her worst; who was she? What was she trying to say? Quite simply, she had lost her voice. “I never really told the truth to anyone”, she sings on Version Of Me, a line that might have been true at the time, but today is defunct, as Delilah emerges more emboldened, self-assured and a more urgent songwriter than ever before.
Where In Gold introduced Delilah with its pensive, soulful rumination on coming-of-age, the new music sees Delilah mature dramatically both as a songwriter and as a person. And, reeling from her recent performance of Drive (a collaboration with Black Coffee, which is the #1 most streamed domestic single on Spotify ever in South Africa) at the online Global Citizen concert, organised by WHO in collaboration with Lady Gaga in response to COVID-19, Delilah’s ambition is unstoppable.