of the cosmic
There are those for whom the planets suddenly align, and when this magic ends up reaching us we call them stars. We have the impression that it is sudden, but who knows what path they’ve taken to get there ? They may have had to go through several lives before arriving in this form.
There is no doubting this has been the case for Deleo and the band’s songwriter and mastermind Denis Navarro. While Deleo’s singer is young, the music sublime and the production as polished as if it dropped from the heavens, behind it all is Denis, who is no Gen Z newcomer. This native of Montpellier in the south of France grew up with Depeche Mode, Radiohead, the Cure and David Bowie – indie music is in his DNA.
Listening to the music, you are carried away by the lushness of the sound. It acts like a filter that you have never heard before and yet ... with its irresistible melodies and indefinable trace of ethereal sadness, this symbiosis of folk, rock and electro invites you into the tidal flow of life that defines great songs : you don’t discover them, you recognise them. They speak to something already in us.
And the talented singer Emy Eris takes up the timeless challenge and wins us over with her fitting vocals, at once familiar yet one of a kind, sometimes smoothly silky, sometimes punchy.
“We’re lucky, we work with the producer of the first albums of Dido, Keane and Annie Lennox.” This is in fact how Deleo was formed, when Denis hooked up with James Sanger (the artist, producer, arranger and sound engineer with 67 million album sales to his name worldwide). This led to him meeting Emy, Nicolas Gaeremynck (guitar), Romain Viguier (keyboards, bass) and Clement Pernet (drums), whose mix gave rise to this space rocket of sound.
First things first : the band is releasing this year, 4 tracks on an EP called Unfair. The album will be released in 2021.
There are those for whom the planets suddenly align. When this magic all at once reaches us, we call them – at the end of the story – stars. And they really are. They shine. But isn’t that also the destiny of all of us who accept the invitation they extend ?