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Delta Maid – You Better Run

 

Delta Maid - You Better Run
Delta Maid – You Better Run

 

ARTIST NAME:  Delta Maid

 

SONG TITLE: You Better Run

 

RELEASE DATE: 22nd April 2020

 

GENRE: Alternative/Soul/RnB/Blues/Folk

 

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Originally from the Liverpudlian district of Wavertree, Katie Foulkes, the woman who is Delta Maid, grew up surrounded by an eclectic mix of musical genres and styles.

 

During her childhood, she was influenced by artists such as Hank Williams and Sam Cook. Then, in her early adolescence, following the discovery of artists such as Bessie Smith, JB Lenoir and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Delta Maid naturally developed a passion for all that is Blues, Jazz, Soul, Gospel, and RnB.

 

The influence of these artists and styles has shaped Delta Maid’s unique expression of her sensitivity and emotion.

 

At the age of 23, after being noticed on MySpace, she signed a publishing deal, followed by the release of an EP in 2010 and an album with Geffen in 2011.

 

She also collaborated with Ed Harcourt ‘Make Up Your Mind’ and Natalie Hemby. The latter led to a number one record on the US country chart with the Little Big Town’s ‘Tornado.’

 

She has toured with Ron Sexsmith, opened for Ray Lamontagne and Martha Wainwright, The Coral, and notable others.

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Tell us about your history.

Professionally I released an album through a major label 9 years ago, and then took a break from the business.

 

Last year I wrote and recorded a body of work that afterword turned into something that represented the experience I’d had before I wrote it.

 

Suddenly there was an album, I thought it would be cool to release it independently.

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Describe yourself as an artist.

I’m just a human being expressing myself.

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Alternative, eclectic, soul, RnB, folk, blues…

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Tell us the story behind your song.

Written before a change in personal circumstances, this track represents the battle between intuition and intrusive thought but its motif, I’d say was mostly about acceptance.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

The struggle of how not to allow the ‘other’ side of things, i.e. business and the pressure to get on, infiltrate and negatively impact on the music.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

I recorded the vocals and my guitar/keys parts at home in Liverpool, then a lovely producer (Idan Altman) based in Eindhoven, embellished the track with other instrumentation remotely and added his magic sonically.

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List the names of blogs, radio, or television stations that have supported you so far.

American Pancake, Grotesqualizer, Independent Music Reviews, BBC Introducing (Merseyside)…

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

I built up some experience 9 years ago that helped my decision making today, to be honest; I’m just taking each day as it comes and trying to enjoy it.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose, and sing/rap.

Emotions, lessons, and life.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

Haven’t a clue. If it moves people, I guess it’s a hit irrespective of the charts…

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Tell the advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Go with your gut, it’s usually right.

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

I released an album in 2011 called ‘Outside Looking In’ only in the UK.

 

Lately, I have released two singles from my up and coming album, (tracks are called Better Love and Alchemy), You Better Run will be my 3rd release from this album, release date to be confirmed but it will be soon!

 

Hoping to tour the album when restrictions are lifted, and it is safe and possible to do so.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I don’t have a process really; it is different every time. If it moves me, I’ll try and run with it.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration.

Jack White and Sunstack Jones.

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Share your press releases and reviews with us.

DELTA MAID CONTINUES CREATIVE RESURGENCE WITH ‘YOU BETTER RUN’

 

Since emerging from her self-imposed exile from the music industry, Delta Maid has been on a creative hot streak, reinventing herself as a soulful singer who is unafraid to go against the grain.

 

Her new single continues to show how powerful an artist she can be when left to her own devices.

 

All the elements that have fuelled her comeback are on display. The sophisticated jazzy harmonies, tasteful experimentation, and slight nods to hip hop all weave together into the perfect vehicle for her distinctive voice.

 

Her romantic musings build into one of her most memorable hooks to date, proving that not only is Delta Maid back; she’s also back to stay.

 

‘You Better Run’ is available everywhere April 22, 2020

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

It might be more trouble than it’s worth.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

Since I’m releasing independently, I’m still learning how to do this and how it all works.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

Try and find a good balance, chill and keep the whole thing real and in perspective.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Delta Maid came up with it, years ago, because I was obsessed with ‘Delta Blues.’ and can’t really part with it.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

‘You Better Run’. Written before a change in personal circumstances, this track represents the battle between intuition and intrusive thought but its motif, I’d say was mostly about acceptance.

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