D3lta, one of the most exciting new acts to emerge on the British music scene has announced that he will be the main support for Scouting For Girls for most of their UK tour dates next month. The announcement comes alongside a brand new single, ‘Happy Out Of Love’, written with Max Wolfgang (Ed Sheeran, Macklemore, Ashnikko, Olivia Dean) and produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Catfish, and the Bottlemen, Adele, TomWalker).
Over the last few years, Anglo-Greek artist D3lta has built a name for himself both in the UK and across Europe. Having pioneered his path away from the confines of stereotypes and labels he has championed freedom of expression through his poignant songwriting and flare for style.
In Greece, his single ‘Strange’ (2022) was playlisted by 40 of the country’s biggest radio stations, many of whom kept the track on rotation for the whole summer, significantly raising his profile throughout Europe and beyond. With a number of national TV and radio appearances under his belt, he went on to support London Grammar at the Release Festival in his home city, Athens.
The beginning of 2023 saw D3lta’s permanent move to his second home, London, having performed regularly in the city over the last few years. March saw the release of his highly anticipated debut EP, ‘Into The Rabbit Hole’ with tracks totting up over 850,000 streams on Spotify alone, and widely covered by the UK media.
D3lta has experimented with his musical style over the last few years, moving through periods of rock-laced sounds to more exuberant pop. His influences extend widely from The Beatles, through to ABBA, Simon and Garfunkel, T Rex, and Pink Floyd.
I’d say my biggest influences for this song come from the 70s… Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney… something about their cheekiness and humour is something I resonate a lot with. I’d say David Bowie is the artist who has left an imprint on my style more than anyone else. He broke boundaries in every possible direction and changed his style so much through the years.
The new single ‘Happy Out Of Love’ precedes the forthcoming tour dates and is a playful, almost vivacious breakup song. Uptempo, utilising mocking piano sounds and fantastic vocal arrangements, it’s a track you can’t help but move to, despite its more serious undertones.
Co-written with Max Wolfgang and produced by Jim Abbiss, ‘Happy Out Of Love’ marks the next step on the journey for this very exciting artist. The accompanying music video was shot by rising star Roisino (Bellah Mae, Baby Queen).
Happy Out Of Love was an attempt to fuse the charm of a West End musical with the energy of a modern pop song. We used to go and watch Mamma Mia all the time when I was a kid and was absolutely mesmerised by the performances and the effect of many voices singing a chorus together which was what inspired the chorus of the song. If I had to use a sentence to summarise what the song is about I’d say, it’s a celebration of being single.
‘Delta’ is a Greek letter signifying change, and the transient nature of the world inspires my name, music and style… I can’t waitto see what this next chapter brings…” – D3lta
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Written by: Tara