Delena

FRESH: ‘One Night’ – Delena

Rising pop sensation Delena releases “One Night”.

And announced as support for Shakespeare’s Sister Ride Again UK Tour!

Goth-Pop duo Shakespeare’s Sister, are returning to the stage this Autumn for perhaps one of them most unexpected reunions in pop history. The 80’s legends are performing 13 dates across the UK in their Ride Again tour, giving die-hard fans the opportunity to see an act that defined an era. Starting on Halloween in Nottingham and continuing for a month to Brighton, the enigmatic duo have been thorough in their search for the perfect support across their highly anticipated tour.

In the past year, London-Via-Ukraine pop songwriter Delena has been prolific in her releasing of fierce pop music, accompanied by stunning, aesthetic music videos have racked up over 5 million streams, growing her audience exponentially worldwide. Born in Kiev before relocating to Switzerland, before eventually London, to study at the London Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance. Music was always in her veins, through her relation to Ukrainian screenwriter, film producer, and director Alexander Dovzhenko.

Last year’s breakout singles “Nothing Can Stop Us Now” and “Animal” cemented her place on the pop music map. Regularly supported by Popjustice, as well as praised by the likes of Wonderland, Clash Magazine, Complex UK and Spindle. She’s began streaming well with Spotify and Apple Music, building her audience across the globe. Far from resting on her laurels, she smashed into 2019 with her “Delena” EP, Which included the singles “Holy Ground” and “Perfectly Designed”.

Each single would go on to be streamed over one million times each, securing the raw songwriting talent a hungry audience for what’s to come. The hard-working talent then dropped the emphatic follow-up singles “I Am The Fire” and “One Night” to triumphant support from Popjustice, Official Charts, Atwood Magazine and a number of key Spotify playlists. Now gearing up towards another EP nothing seems to be standing in the young artists way.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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