DELANILA release debut album, Overloaded, is out today; listen/stream the album HERE. DELANILA is the self-described cinematic experimental alternative project of multiple award-winning “notable cross-genre composer” (The New Yorker), performer and multimedia artist Danielle Eva Schwob, who has garnered international acclaim for her concert music, alt-rock songs and film scores.
DELANILA’s new single, “It’s Been A While Since I Went Outside,” premiered last week, the fourth from their debut album, Overloaded, out today. A self-shot “visual poem” accompanies the single, which Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls oddly prescient, as it documents the empty streets of New York City in the throes of the COVID-19 lockdown. Watch the video HERE.
The music video for “The Philosopher,” an earlier single by DELANILA, also debuted and may be viewed HERE. The video premiered with CLASH, who called it a “crisp, seismic slice of pop-edged songwriting, but one that comes complete with a black, black heart.”
Of the single, Schwob notes, “‘The Philosopher’ is a blistering explosion of Internet-induced jealousy, inspired by the toxic underbelly of social media. I wrote it from the perspective of a troll, convinced of their own superiority and envious of the online successes of someone they consider undeserving. Its title is ironic. Because everyone on the Internet has an opinion and everyone is a philosopher.”
Other previously released tracks from Overloaded include “Time Slips Away” and “Turning On the TV,” – mxdwn calls the video for the former “a dramatically-choreographed clip that serves as the perfect vehicle to express the song’s theme of disconnection and isolation in our current digital age,” while Analogue praises the track as “a hypnotic, ghostly song whose musical mood matches the shadowy subject about which [Schwob] sings.”
The video has also received numerous honors on the festival circuit, including the “Best Music Video” award at the Independent Shorts Awards and the Spotlight Film Awards, Semi-Finalist for “Best Music Video” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Finalist for “Best Music Video” and “Best Cinematography” at the Indie X Festival, and an “Official Selection” at the LA Shorts Awards.