DELANILA’S FIRST MUSIC VIDEO
“TIME SLIPS AWAY” OUT TODAY
NEW PROJECT BY ACCLAIMED COMPOSER AND PERFORMER DANIELLE EVA SCHWOB
DEBUT EP OVERLOADED COMING SOON
“a London-born composer, singer and guitarist with deep roots in rock music”
—The New York Times“[‘Time Slips Away’ is] a hypnotic, ghostly song whose musical mood matches the shadowy subject”—Analogue
The new music video for “Time Slips Away,” the first single by self-described cinematic experimental alternative project DELANILA, is out today.
The video premiered at mxdwn.com, who called it “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.” Check out the premiere, along with an exclusive interview, HERE.
DELANILA is the project of multiple award-winning “notable cross-genre composer” (The New Yorker) and performer Danielle Eva Schwob, who has garnered international acclaim for her concert music, alt-rock songs and film scores.
“At its surface, it’s about a girl lost in the corridors of her imagination, creating her own dream world to dance in,” says Schwob of the song and music video. “At its heart, it’s about feelings of unease and disconnection in the Instagram age. Everything appears sunny, when in reality many are scrolling from the dark of their bedrooms.”
Directed by Charlie Mysak, the video features dancer Leal Zielińska, who was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2018.
Written by Schwob and co-produced with three-time Grammy winner David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel), the forthcoming EP 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.
Originally from London and now dividing her time between Los Angeles and New York, Schwob has been called 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. She 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.