From the Roots Up

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
British vocalist Delilah's debut album, 2012's From the Roots Up, features her atmospheric R&B, trip-hop, and singer/songwriter-inflected electronic pop. These are expertly crafted and sophisticated songs that showcase a nice mix of synthetic, club-oriented sounds as well as more organic instrumentation. Vocally, with her passionate and resonant alto croon, Delilah sounds somewhat like Rihanna with a bit of Sade's more hushed, smooth style. Tracks like "Breathe," with its waves of cinematic string backgrounds, and "Shades of Grey," with its shimmering, layered vocals over atmospheric piano hits, bring together an artful DJ soundscape aesthetic with radio-ready pop ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
British vocalist Delilah's debut album, 2012's From the Roots Up, features her atmospheric R&B, trip-hop, and singer/songwriter-inflected electronic pop. These are expertly crafted and sophisticated songs that showcase a nice mix of synthetic, club-oriented sounds as well as more organic instrumentation. Vocally, with her passionate and resonant alto croon, Delilah sounds somewhat like Rihanna with a bit of Sade's more hushed, smooth style. Tracks like "Breathe," with its waves of cinematic string backgrounds, and "Shades of Grey," with its shimmering, layered vocals over atmospheric piano hits, bring together an artful DJ soundscape aesthetic with radio-ready pop melodies. In that sense, the album also brings to mind the trip-hop pop of '90s vocalist Dido, albeit with a darker, more world music influence. In many ways, Delilah comes off as a kind of state-of-the-art soul diva here, especially on her archly sensual, sci-fi reworking of Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love." It's a notion that is only reinforced on such tracks as the steamy and expansive leadoff cut "Never Be Another" and the pulsing, fluorescent-colored anthem "Love You So." As if pumped through the sound system of Taffy's Bar in the film Blade Runner, these are ominously sexy and infectious futuristic R&B anthems that envelop you with a kind of woozy, dystopian glow.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2012
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • EAN: 5053105018352
  • Catalog Number: 0501835
  • Sales rank: 102,252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Be Another (3:34)
  2. 2 Breathe (3:50)
  3. 3 I Can Feel You (2:59)
  4. 4 Shades of Grey (3:53)
  5. 5 Only You (2:55)
  6. 6 Inside My Love (4:43)
  7. 7 21 (3:21)
  8. 8 Go (3:38)
  9. 9 So Irate (4:21)
  10. 10 Love You So (4:21)
  11. 11 Insecure (3:41)
  12. 12 Tabitha, Mummy & Me (4:02)
  13. 13 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Delilah Primary Artist
Andy Burrows Bass, Guitar, Drums
Rosabella Gregory Piano
Tom Rogerson Piano
Chris Booth Guitar
Balistiq Beats Piano
Paloma Aydna Vocals
Technical Credits
Minnie Riperton Composer
Leon Ware Composer
Finley Quaye Composer
Andrew Stewart Composer
Denis Ingoldsby Management
Andy Hayes Layout
Andy Burrows Composer, Producer
Neil Comber Engineer
Dean Reid Engineer
L.V. Producer
Charlie Hugall Producer
Mazen Murad Mastering
Plan B Producer
Ben Drew Composer
Richard J. Rudolph Composer
Mikey J Producer
Balistiq Beats Programming, Producer, Additional Production
Reginald Perry Composer
Tom Wright-Goss Composer
Dan Vinci Engineer
Ryan Sutherland Composer
Paloma Aydna Composer, Producer
Jacqui Lubin Management
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