2x GRAMMY Winner Delilah Montagu’s Symphonic, Sumptuous Soundworlds on New EP ‘The Bird

Photo by Iana Tokarchuk
June 14 2024

PRAISE FOR Delilah Montagu

“Call it confessional, call it storytelling, call it therapy, Delilah Montagu found her songwriting groove and stayed true to it.”


“With a rich, mellow vocal range and influences from Carole King to Father John Misty, Montagu is staking a strong claim to the storied tradition of confessional balladeers.”


“Gorgeous and intimate.”


“A soulful, pop-sensible songwriter.”


“Montagu magically conveys emotions simply with the tone of her voice.”

Ones To Watch

The Bird is out now, buy/stream it here.

Today, the London-via-LA pop singer and songwriter Delilah Montagu shares her highly anticipated EP The Bird, illuminating her sophisticated, harmony-strewn synthesis of classic songwriting and alt-pop peculiarity. While she’s best known for lending her voice on GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping features — Fred again..’s “Delilah (Pull Me Out Of This)” and “Drive” with Black Coffee and David Guetta — The Bird manifests that “it’s time to know Delilah solo as a soulful, pop-sensible songwriter” (NYLON). Listen to The Bird here.

The first in a series of upcoming releases, The Bird showcases Delilah Montagu’s pairing of vulnerable reckonings and symphonic, sumptuous soundworlds. It’s the careful culmination of Delilah’s unique musical journey, a refinement of perspective from an artist whose speedy rise to fame required a recalibration of artistic intent. Whether elegiac or beguiling in feeling, the EP proves that Delilah possesses a stunning songwriting vision that is all her own.

Of today’s release, Delilah says: “The bird kind of sums up all of the songs on the EP for me — talking about freedom and nature and exploitation. What better metaphor to use for that than a bird.”

Coffee” was the first glimpse of the EP, a “gorgeous and intimate” (Billboard) song that BBC Radio 1 featured as their Introducing Track Of The Week. The “must-listen” (Notion) “Without Words” followed, leaning fully into an economical but imagistic style that falls somewhere between Paul Simon and Lorde as Delilah sketches a narrative of a runaway romance in Mexico City. Most recently from The Bird was “Orange,” a patiently unfolding benediction that finds peace and closure in a mismatched relationship, its gentle momentum building to show “the songwriter’s signature blend of minimalist instrumentals and neo-soul falsetto” (FLOOD).

With over 2.9 million monthly Spotify listeners, Delilah is stepping out elsewhere as well; appearing on the cover of Notion magazine and starring in a Bulgari campaign alongside DJ and artist Anyma, with whom she collaborated on a track titled “After Love” — watch the live performance in Seoul, Korea here. Delilah also headlined LA’s Moroccan Lounge last night in celebration of The Bird.

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