Dave Sereny's album Take This Ride (2007) one can listen to
Toronto-based songstress Delilah. Delilah came in contact with Dave by
her brother Paul Lakatos, a guitar virtuoso, who is performing in
Toronto's jazz clubs. Dave is currently featured in an interview on smoothjazznow.com and one of the candidates for the Canadian Smooth
Jazz Award 2008. Dave recorded his album together with keyboardist
Lemoyne Alexander. Delilah teamed up with Dave and Lemoyne to create
her debut album The Way (2008). Further musicians and producers
of this album are Vikter Duplaix (EWF, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu), and
Marcus Kane (Joey Boy, Snow, Marc Jordan). Nate Watts (Stevie
Wonder's bassist) plays bass on Brand New Day. Dave
Sereny has signed Delilah to his new record label Groove United.
So we can expect a release of The Way probably this year.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Delilah is a
pure gypsy descent. “In my family, everybody loves to get together to
sing and dance and play music,” she recalls. “At 6, I jumped up on the
table and exactly imitated my favorite gypsy singer, Margit Bongo.”
After a racist attack Delilah and her family settled to Canada, where
she now enriches the scene of national jazz clubs. “Now I feel very
blessed to be living here, getting to do this music with these great
producers. It is like a ‘brand new day’ for me,” comments Delilah.
The Way is a mix of Electro, Pop,
Club and R'n B. The title song is a lively groove with a stomping
Disco beat. The atmospheric Night Is Falling has some nice
keyboards effects. Delilah's vocals is perfect and leveled with
reverbs and overdubs. This song can be successful in the Techno scene.
More my cup of tea are ballades like
Avale la Roma showcasing guitarist Dave Sereny in best condition. The
intro sounds tasty, the lead melody has a hypnotic turn around.
Insecurity is an electronic-filled Pop song. More captivates
the R&B tune Brand New Day. An uplifting song with a clabbing
Love Me Baby shines with strong
hip hop beats and keyboards refinement. Tell Me is a heartfelt
love ballade putting Delilah in the right limelight. Furthermore
impressed me The Way You Love Me with a substantial melody.
Jelem is an energetic song with a Brazilian touch in the style of
Escola de Samba.
Delilah's debut album The Way has
some interesting faces and directions which stands out this optimistic
album from other musical acts of this year.
- Delilah - Website
- Title: The Way
Genre: Club, R'B
Label: Groove United
Track: 01 The Way [3:17]
Track: 02 Night Is Falling [4:55]
Track: 03 Avale la Roma [5:19]
Track: 04 Insecurity [3:50]
Track: 05 Brand New Day [3:24]
Track: 06 Love Me Baby [4:40]
Track: 07 Tell Me [4:43]
Track: 08 Sweeter Life [3:56]
Track: 09 The Way You Make Me Feel [4:02]
Track: 10 My Sunshine [4:36]
Track: 11 Unbelievable [4:09]
Track: 12 Hello [3:20]
Track: 13 The Way You Love Me [3:13]
Track: 14 Jelem [3:35]