Music Video: Deliah - Spying On Life
Awash amongst a tidal wave of musical ephemera, it is always pleasing to find those emerging artists who are engaged in the pursuit of something somewhat more substantive with which to engage the listener. Case in point is Liverpudlian contemporary r&b duo, Deliah (Michelle Harris and Alex Dopierala), who with the considered and adeptly polished sophistication of their artfully conceived arrangements and the thoughtfully engaging appeal of their maturely weighed lyricism present music that speaks as much to the listener's intellect as it does to their desire to smoothly groove.
And people are noticing; with Deliah having received recognition through BBC Introducing, they also recently played both the Paul McCartney Auditorium in Liverpool for 2ube Extra and The Indigo Sessions emerging talent showcase in London (alongside Next2Shine alumna, the fabulous Ray Jones). Following the release of last year's 'Any Last Words', here they further showcase the talent that promises much for the future with their debut video for 'Spying On Life', which sees a deftly articulate guitar motif accenting the lush, sophisticated groove as Harris' smoothly soul-brushed vocals, at times urgently insistent, accompany powerful choreography from dancer Nathan King in a insightful rumination on identity and finding a place in the world.