Live stream Q&A with DELANILA and David Bottrill + new music video premiere tonight
Alternative pop group DELANILA, fronted by the London-born multi-award winning composer and multimedia artist Danielle Eva Schwob, today announce details of their powerful new video to accompany the title track from their debut album ‘Overloaded‘.
The video will premiere on the 16th July at 11pm GMT / 6pm ET, alongside a live Q&A with Schwob and David Bottrill, hosted by Across The Margin Editor Michael Shields to discuss the recording process and production behind DELANILA’s album. Visit the band’s Facebook page or YouTube channel to tune in.
‘Overloaded’ is the title track from DELANILA’s debut album, out now on Danielle’s own label ZYG ZYG Records, and co-produced by three-time GRAMMY-winning producer David Bottrill (Muse, Tool, Peter Gabriel). Praised by NPR as “a huge record”, the album was recorded in London (Abbey Road Studios & Tileyard) and New York.
To accompany the track, Schwob created a semi-animated video during lockdown in collaboration with graphic design and video art collective The Made Shop, illustrating the push-pull relationship of nature and technology. Of the self-produced video, she explains:
“The idea for the Overloaded video grew from thoughts about nature and technology, and about how unnatural our screen-dependent, urban way of living is. Having grown up in North London where it’s quiet and green before moving to NYC, with its miles of concrete and sky high buildings, the pull back to nature is something I feel a lot. I think it came out in the lines “I wish that I could occupy my time, with days on hilltops and trails and rooftops singing.” The clip was made in lockdown, with parts made in Berlin, NYC and Denver – a modern way of working to fit the times.”
Talks with Schwob and Emmy-winning composer Kris Bowers (Green Book, Dear White People) about the pairing of visuals and music also coming soon.
Written by Schwob and co-produced at London’s Abbey Road studio and in New York with three-time Grammy winner David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel), Overloaded is a reflection on the innate tension between humanity, technology and the strange connected-yet-disconnected lives we all live today. Orchestrated and performed largely by Schwob on a wide range of instruments both acoustic and electric, the record also features contributions from Grammy-winning engineer Emily Lazar (Beck, Sia), programmer Pearse MacIntyre, drummer Aaron Steele (Portugal. The Man), bassists Reuben Cainer (Animus Rexx) and Jordan Brooks (Albert Hammond Jr), violinist Jennifer Choi (John Zorn), keyboardist Nick Semrad and guitarist Adam Agati (both of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles), among others.
Born in London and now dividing her time between Los Angeles and New York, Schwob has garnered international acclaim for her concert music, alt-rock songs and film scores. She has been called a “notable cross-genre composer” by The New Yorker and a “worldly musical chameleon” by Time Out New York, while The New York Times has praised her “hard-edged pop songs” and Consequence of Sound has called her music “dark and beautiful.” Her work has been featured by Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!, Chamber Music America, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MATA Festival and more, earning honors from The Aaron Copland Fund, New Music USA, The American Composers Forum, ASCAP, CMNY and BMI, among others. She was a Sundance Composers Lab Fellow, a Con Edison EtM Composer-in-Residence, an ACA Associate Artist in Residence and a MAP Fund Finalist.
Schwob has worked with artists including Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ben Folds, Tara Hugo & Philip Glass, Ido Zmishlany, The Pogues and David Simon, as well as on Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, Shakespeare in the Park, David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies, Manhattan Night and Indignation. Her work has been performed and/or recorded by artists including the American Modern Ensemble, PUBLIQuartet, Janus Trio, pianist Vicky Chow and cellist Michael Nicolas.