Los Angeles-based artist Delacey has worked behind the scenes as a songwriter for the likes of Halsey (on the Hot 100-topping “Without Me”) and Zara Larsson, but she’s sparing no time to reveal her singular voice and style with “My Man,” her first release as a solo artist under a newly-inked signing with HITCO.
The gifted songwriter, born Brittany Amaradio, immediately distinguishes herself with the opening line, “Bitch don’t steal my man,” an unmistakable threat that Delacey twists into a tangled yet sympathetic plea with her disengaged inflection over the sparse, ethereal production.
Her poise amid the conflict exhibits a maturity and self-awareness beyond her 26 years as she deftly captures the competing vigilance and insecurities of a shaky relationship.
“This is my first release and I’m so excited for the world to know me after hearing this song,” Delacey tells Billboard. “I spilled my guts out and wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable. In a way, I wrote this project for selfish reasons in hopes that people will connect with it and I won’t feel like the craziest person In the world anymore.”
Delacey proves her willingness to pull the curtain back in a lyric video composed of snapshots and clips of the Orange County, California native developing “My Man” and the rest of her upcoming debut project in New York. The video, shot mostly by Delacey herself, delivers the personal touch she follows with her unflinchingly honest approach to songwriting.
Check out the video for “My Man” exclusively on Billboard below.