Delilah Montagu Shares The Sweet & Subtly Charming Music Video For Hit Song “Coffee”

Photo by Iana Tokarchuk
January 24 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. Seeking both catharsis and creative outlet from her work, she often processes how she feels by making music.”

Notion Magazine (94th Issue Front Cover Story)

“The inspiration behind Fred Again’s breakthrough hit ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’, Delilah is no stranger to a multiplying audience, amassing over 67 million streams worldwide.”


“Delilah Montagu is something special… incorporating two very different styles together with jigsaw precision as she takes old, romanticized shadings and brings them forward to the future.”

Pile Rats

“Her beautifully honest and raw songwriting achieves a current, vibrant pop-py rhythm that makes you want to move and cry (at the same time?)”

Last Bus Magazine

“Showcases a bold shift from melancholic melodies to explore prevalent themes such as sexuality and fluidity which are powerfully etched within the core of Delilah’s music.”

The Luna Collective

Coffee” is out now, buy/stream it here.

Today, Delilah Montagu — the London-born, LA-based pop singer-songwriter best known for her feature on Fred again..’s chart-topping “Delilah (Pull Me Out Of This)” — is sharing the music video for last month’s hit song “Coffee.” Watch and listen to “Coffee” here.

As the song saw acclaim from NYLON, Clash, Billboard, and more, Montagu was also NOTION’s most recent cover star“Call it confessional, call it storytelling, call it therapy, Delilah Montagu found her songwriting groove and stayed true to it.”

In the video for “Coffee,” co-directed by Delilah herself and Thomas Trail (Anderson .Paak, The Naked and Famous), Montagu wears her heart on her sleeve as a songwriter, swirling somewhere in between the sounds and styles of Joni Mitchell and Maggie Rogers; intimate and subtly charming. She takes us further into her world by way of her surreally honest storytelling (a la her inspirations in Carole King and Leonard Cohen), all adorned by the sweet melodies of a finger-picked guitar and the harp-like harmonies in Delilah’s vocals.

Watch the music video for “Coffee” here.

The singer-songwriter said of the single: “I wrote ‘Coffee’ about friendship — about loving someone and not needing anything from them, not asking them to change or be anything different.”

Montagu’s sound is one that’s timeless, even at such an early stage in her life. She offers a range that’s wise beyond her years. It’s 60s folk via the Greenwich Village coffee shops of that era, combined with the newest hit to play through your Uber’s radio; and therein lay the charms of Delilah Montagu.

Hailed for her raw, confessional lyrics, Montagu first broke out on the song “Drive” with Black Coffee and David Guetta. It quickly became the most streamed song in South African history with over 93 million streams on Spotify alone, winning a Grammy and multiple awards in South Africa. She’s also featured on one of Fred again..’s biggest hits, “Delilah (Pull Me Out of This),” which has amassed over 105 million streams, stayed on BBC Radio 1’s A List for 6+ weeks, and has been heard across the FIFA World Cup, YouTube adverts, Fred again..’s Tiny Desk Concert, and more. Delilah Montagu has also released multiple solo projects under Columbia Records — her forthcoming project follows up from her 2019 debut EP In Gold and the 2021 album BABY.

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