Thursday, 29 September 2011

Delilah - Go

Best known for her vocal on Chase & Status's recent Time, Delilah's solo EP 'Go' is out now, from which this track is taken.  Dominated by an effortless vocal, the track takes lyrics from Chaka Khan's classic Ain't Nobody.

Go slow-burns like a noir thriller: the liquid synth bass splashing into rain-soaked streets, Delilah the femme fatale whose breathy, spectral vocal lures you in with provocative sexuality until you're hooked.  Except you never quite get the percussive punch in the face you're hoping for.  Whilst the subdued drums do build in the final chorus, I was fully expecting a dubstep or drum and bass break to add some power to the song's climax.  Instead, Go slowly floats away into the night...