Delena is fast making a name for herself as one of the UK’s most exciting new names in pop, with her alternative aesthetic videos racking up an impressive 5M streams. This is no mean feat from the Ukrainian-born singer-songwriter, who is no stranger to hard work. Her latest track, ‘SOS’, sees her reap the benefits of her work, delivering the ultimate kiss-off song to add to her repertoire of dark, sophisticated alt-pop.
The musicality of ‘SOS’ itself means that it can easily hold its own amidst the greatest of break up songs. The lead-in to the chorus is characterised by a marching drum, signalling Delena’s powerful intention and, when the chorus finally kicks in, it’s with a killer bassline which sets the track off, ensuring that this is set to be a staple of the dancefloor this summer. The Daft Punk/Nile Rodgers-esque bassline is relentless throughout the rest of the song, complementing the vocal melody perfectly to create the ultimate dance track with a strong urgent message.
With ‘SOS’, Delena taps into a common consciousness in an unsettled world – that of emergency. Using carefully chosen lexical choices, Delena has crafted the ultimate anthem for a world in a state of panic. ‘SOS’ is both the cry for help of a damsel in distress, and also the answering call. Full of raw female attitude, it’s an unapologetic pop hit that’s sure to resonate with audiences across the globe. It’s a song of empowerment in which, by admitting that help is needed, you can also save yourself.
Listen to ‘SOS’ below and add it to your quarantine playlist!