Anderson East Delilah on LP + CD
Delilah is the full-length debut from acclaimed Athens, AL singer/songwriter Anderson East – the first album issued on producer Dave Cobb's new imprint, Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Steeped in southern soul and R&B, the fully formed 10-track set includes nine originals from East, including one written with fellow rising star Chris Stapleton, as well as the George Jackson cover "Find 'Em, Fool 'Em and Forget 'Em."
Of the title East explains, "Samson was like the strongest man alive. God blessed him with this superhuman strength but it all laid in his hair. He's infatuated with [Delilah], totally in love with her, told her secrets and that was the crumbling of the strongest man that's ever lived. That's kind of the thread through the record: the woman that saved the crumbled man."
Of Anderson, Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), comments, "You don't hear voices like that everyday. The first time I saw him was at the Bluebird in Nashville – he started to sing and shut the place down. And he had the charm and wit to completely hold the audience in the palm of his hand. When I got the chance to have my imprint LCS, he was the first person I wanted to sign. When he sings you can hear the soil and landscape of great southern soul in his voice and he's a amazing writer as well."
"His voice is full of gravely soul, easily tackling both piano ballads and foot-stompers, going head-to-head with a gospel chorus thanks to a killer range and often heartbreaking lyrics." – Rolling Stone
"It's one of those 10-song records that's damned near perfect, traveling through the old, smoky bars of older days and down the twisted back roads of love." – Paste