Hailing from Orange County, Delacey has been drawn to music since the age of 7, playing piano and enjoying the likes of Stevie Nicks and Billie Holiday. She has since developed her own voice and has lent her lyrical talents to icons including Halsey, Demi Lovato, and The Chainsmokers.
Most recently, Delacey has began her path as a solo artist, releasing music through HITCO, and independent label founded by L.A. Reid. In March, Delacey released her new single ‘My Man’, which has already amassed over 1.7 million streams and continues to capture the attention of listeners. She has spent the better half of the last few months on tour and with more performances lined up in later this year.
We got a chance to chat with Delacey about everything from her track ‘My Man’, working with Halsey, and so much more…
What is the story behind ‘My Man’?
A really dope beautiful supermodel was trying to steal my boyfriend. I walked in the studio that day super fired up and vulnerable which is why the song wrote itself basically. I sang out that line and wrote a lot of it on the spot. Pretty much just imagined she was in the room and what I wanted to say to her.
You helped co-write Halsey’s ‘Without me’, what was it like seeing the song climb the charts?
It was honestly so insane. You never expect that to happen with something you create. So surreal.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
So many. Anyone from Bob Dylan, Stevie nicks, Fiona Apple, to Mazzy star have been huge influences to me.
What has been your favorite part about performing?
Meeting new people! And also how emotional I get every single time I perform. I always think I’m gonna be unaffected and it will start to feel routine but then just like that during a song I’ll almost start to cry.
When did you realize you wanted to pursue music as a career?
As far back as I can remember. My mom claims I was about 2 haha. I have a handwritten school project where I go on about how bad I want to grow and be a singer from preschool.
Where do you find inspiration while coming up with new lyrics?
I always write about something that I’ve gone through. It helps that I’ve been in a lot of toxic relationships
Are there any artists you hope to collab with?
Well I’ve always wanted to write for Rihanna. So collaborating with her in anyway would be a dream for me.
Is there anything you’re working on right now that fans can look forward to?
I have an album finished and a couple new songs on the way! Can’t wait for new music to be out in the world.
Make sure to check out Delacey single and video for her track ‘My Man’