Singer/songwriter Delena is a Kiev girl living in London. She wants to be seen as an empowered female artist with something to say and someone who is proud of her origins. We caught up with Delena to hear about her debut EP.
I would say that I would see myself in between Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Adele. Crazy mixture!
Hi Delena, tell us 3 interesting things about you…
Hello everyone! I’m Ukrainian, I learned how to do extreme driving but never got my license, and I don’t drink coffee!
You have just released your debut EP. Tell us about it…
In my EP I released five songs. I traveled to Sweden a lot to write most of the songs on the EP except ‘Animal’. ‘Animal’ I recorded in London!
What was the biggest lesson your learnt from it?
There will never be enough space to fit 10 songs into five EP tracks.
Your latest single is &Perfectly Designed& - tell us the story behind it?
Perfectly Designed is one of my favorite songs, I just love the mystery in the sound. It was done in Sweeden and I just remember hearing it and falling in love.
You have garnered comparisons to Dua Lipa and Maggie Rogers. Where do you feel you fit in the industry?
I really like a lot of different things. I don’t have just one particular style that I listen to, I love jazz as much as I love rock music. But I feel that for me it’s just comes naturally to sing dark pop with sometimes upbeat tempo, I would say that I would see myself in between Lady Gaga, The Weeknd and Adele. Crazy mixture!
Genre has become a wider term these days, do you feel classification is still needed?
I think no, because today there can be so much done. And there are so many talented people who create their own genre, and they just don’t want to have a stamp and not be able to change if they want to. It’s all about the talent and the quality you receive.
If you could collaborate with one artist, who would you choose?
I like Bebe Rexha! She is cool!
Lastly, what else do you have planned for 2019?
I just got my band together and I can’t wait to start singing live! Also there is an album coming! And so much more!!
Watch the video for ‘Animal’ below. For news and tour dates visit delenaofficial.com.