Rising star Paloma Stoecker, better known as Delilah, greeted her Manchester fan-base in a personal and intimate gathering at HMV in Manchester on Tuesday.
After a successful UK tour earlier this year, Delilah presented her debut album ‘From the Roots Up’, which was released on July 30.
Delilah sang the emotional Chaka Khan-sampling single Go, Love You So and Breathe.
“I have been in Manchester many times. It is almost like my home away from home.
“It is about three years that I have been coming to Manchester and performing.It has always been fantastic.
“To just do this slot in-store is fun, it is spontaneous and nice to do it with people who have bought the album.
"A lot of people download the record so it is nice for the people who want the hard copy,” Delilah told MM.
The singer-songwriter, who first came into the spotlight after featuring on Chase & Status’ huge track Time, was influenced by Ella Fitzgerald, Metalheadz, Chaka Khan, Aaliyah and Sade Adu among others.
Go, the lead single from the album, peaked to number 17 on the UK Singles Chart and number nine on the Danish Singles Chart.
The 21-year-old musician who wrote the tracks for the album herself said: “Life inspires me.
"This album is like a diary of the last ten years of my life.
"It has just been about some make-ups and break-ups and all the in-betweens of relationships.
“This record is just about being organic, we have not over-marketed it.
"It is for the fans who know it – it is a small fan base and it is growing by word of mouth.
“This hasn’t been a concept album, it just came about naturally in the last ten years.
"Maybe the next album will be more of an artist album, but this one feels really personal and it feels like something I am giving to fans.
"It feels more like a family record.”
Describing her relationship with the fans, Delilah said: “It is all very intimate at the moment and I like that.”
The singer-songwriter said the main message of the album was about growth and being at the beginning: “When I adopted the name Delilah I wanted to find out what’s the meaning about it.
"One of the meanings is someone who uproots – The name From the Roots Up represents being a new artist and growing and that’s what it is all about.”
You can listen to Delilah’s track Go from the album From the Roots Up below.