Album: Delilah, From the Roots Up (Atlantic)

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Camden girl with attitude releases hugely impressive debut that hints at masterwork still to come ….

But though the template feels familiar, Delilah's sound owes more to the trip-hop of the 1990s than the jazz- pop of Amy Winehouse. Crucially, her voice can go from breathy to ballsy to sweet to sinister. Edgy enough to please the hipsters, smooth enough for the Zero 7 set, From the Roots Up is a thrilling soundtrack to this unpredictable summer.