Delaire is streaming a new track, ‘Loving You’ (out now through Metropolis). It’s the latest in a string of singles from the emerging Londoner, following her impressive debut release ‘Belief’.


This new single finds North Londoner Delaire tapping into a tougher groove, with her honeyed vocals cutting against crisp, shuddering production. Exploring one of life’s One-That-Got-Away encounters, ‘Loving You’ relocates Delaire’s reminiscence on unfulfilled longing into throbbing sweeps of bass and off-beat bleeps.


Telling us about the track, she says; “I wrote this set of lyrics a few years ago, and then they sort of sat in the notes on my phone just resting for a while. I wrote them after meeting a guy on a night out and just being pretty infatuated with him, tbh. You know when your day dreams sort of run away with you and suddenly you have planned your whole life together…. Then I went for a writing session with my mate and he started playing these beats which were much harsher and heavier than I am used to working with so I just threw them on top and it worked really well. The lyrics seemed to soften the music, and vice versa.”

‘Loving You’s alloy of thoroughly contemporary production with a classic 90s R&B sensibility, mirrors Delaire’s informative childhood growing up in a bustling North London home (she’s one of five siblings) with a musician/roadie father. In between his stints touring with the likes of The Stones, weekly trips with his young kids to Islington’s Recklesss Records would never be skipped. “I remember being really young, maybe even five” recalls Delaire; “And we’d go to Reckless and I’d sit under the shelves playing with my barbies and listening to the music. It was a great subconscious musical education.”

The classic soul and blues albums played in Delaire’s home - also given without fail on birthdays (this year, the records she received from her Dad included classic cuts from Sade, Stevie Wonder and Etta James) - were soon assimilated with teenaged nights misspent in drum ’n’ bass clubs and latterly a love for the alt-pop of the likes of FKA Twigs and Solange.

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