Kweku Collins Teams Up With Stefan Ponce And Julian Bell For “Delilah”

“As soon as I heard the first few bars, I knew it was the one.”

The lilting acoustic melody stays constant on "Delilah," but the vocal delivery keeps shifting: easy-rolling chants, low, conversational rapping, and double-time bursts of speed for speed's sake. Kweku Collins issues a series of gentle suggestions to an ex—and to the listener: Make art, make lies, make haste, make wars/ Make sure you still walk like you know how you are.

"'Delilah' is about the long term," Collins explains via email. "It's a continuation of a song I did a while back called 'Lonely Lullabies.' It's about trying to let go of someone you love and still hold it down for them. Me and Ponce were in the studio and he started playing things he was working on. As soon as I heard the first few bars, I knew it was the one. Julian's guitar is beautiful and Stefan's drums compliment it perfectly."

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Listen below, and revisit Ponce's FADER interview.

December 15, 2015
Kweku Collins Teams Up With Stefan Ponce And Julian Bell For “Delilah”