“a London-born composer, singer and guitarist with deep roots in rock music”
The New York Times

The first single by self-described cinematic experimental alternative outfit DELANILA, “Time Slips Away,” debuts today. The track, which Analogue calls “a hypnotic, ghostly song whose musical mood matches the shadowy subject,” can be streamed and purchased HERE and streamed/shared via SoundCloud 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. The debut DELANILA album, Overloaded, follows in the fall of 2019.

“‘Time Slips Away’ is a song written for anyone who has ever wasted time online,” says Schwob of the debut single. “It’s a song about living life at a distance, a manifestation of a human desire to escape the inhuman noise of the internet.”

Written by Schwob and co-produced with three-time Grammy winner David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, Peter Gabriel), the forthcoming full-length album 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.

Other recent projects include Infoxication, an immersive multimedia dance performance produced with curator Roya Sachs, harpist Ashley Jackson and choreographer Dusan Tynek that was supported by Google and Spring Place; a two-composer “portrait concert” of premieres also featuring John Zorn that was presented by Roulette; and Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, a forthcoming multimedia performance celebrating the life of astrophysicist Vera Rubin created with Angélica Negrón, Parhelion Trio and Alexandra duBois.