Veronica Henry, Judi Spiers, Delilah
“Go” is the debut single recorded by British Singer Delilah.
Today I’m off to Exeter to talk to the lovely Judi Spiers at Radio Devon about my new book, Marriage and Other Games, which comes out on 21 October. I bumped into her at Appledore Festival on Saturday, where we were both appering. No doubt we will touch on the subject of chick lit while we are there, and whether it is dead. Absolutely not! There are still legions of people out there buying uplifting, heartwarming, life-affirming fiction, which provides a much deserved escape during these tough times. And books still provide remarkably good value for money. So go on – stick one in your trolley!
While I’m there I get to choose a piece of music. I’m totally in love with this song at the moment, Go by Delilah. It is inspired by one of my old favourites, Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan, which takes me right back to the eighties. But the spare way it’s produced, and her stunning voice, send shivers down my spine. Gorgeous.
The song was released as a single on 6 September 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom from her upcoming debut album. Delilah featured on Chase & Status‘s hit “Time” earlier this year, which reached number 21 on the UK Singles Chart. Like ‘Time’, ‘Go’ utilizes some light drum and bass, though only towards the end of the track.
The song features lyrics and melodies from the 1983 Chaka Khan hit, “Ain’t Nobody”
(“The next thing I felt was you / Holding me close / What am I gonna do? / I let myself go”). In an interview with Pyromag in September 2011, Delilah mentioned that Chaka Khan has heard the track and thought it was “genius”
- Chaka Khan, Donna Summer among Rock Hall of Fame nominees (thegrio.com)
Not worth the virtual paper they are written on – Interesting reading in the UK press about the demise of ‘Women’s Commercial Fiction’ – why does the UK (press) always criticize successful industries and people?