Delara (@amandadelara) is a Sweden-born singer-songwriter who was raised by Iranian parents before moving to Norway as a child. Not too long ago, she released a visualizer for her compelling new single, “Didn’t you know,” via GR:OW Records.
Delara – “Didn’t you know” visualizer
“To encounter yourself at rock bottom and understand that it can only lead to improvement. When you grasp the fact that you are born alone and will pass away alone, and no one can inflict more pain on you than you can on yourself. Once you’ve faced your darkest moments, not even the devil can frighten you, because you comprehend that what can truly harm you the most in the world are your own thoughts and actions. Nothing is scarier and more perilous than that.” – Delara eloquently explained
“Didn’t You Know” is currently synched to Norway’s biggest crime-thriller series, “Gangs of Oslo,” also streaming on Netflix. The song showcases Delara’s thought-provoking storytelling that continues to mesmerize listeners. She sings passionately, “The world is so cruel, don’t give it attention. Doing the waltz, flames all around, with the devil I’m dancing.”
“Didn’t you know” strikes a chord as it skillfully narrates the journey of deep introspection during one’s lowest moments. The song explores the profound realization that we enter this world alone and will ultimately depart from it in solitude. Its lyrical content serves as a poignant reminder that confronting our darkest moments can ignite personal growth and self-enhancement.
“The more that I think the more I feel lonely. What is my use here?”
Delara has, locally, risen to the top. Her “Didn’t you know” single lands on the heels of her recent announcement of an exciting Norwegian-wide tour, culminating in a headlining performance at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, with a capacity just shy of 2,000.
Success is no stranger to Delara. Extending beyond the definition of versatile, she has adapted and evolved as she has grown into her sound and in doing so has accumulated an extensive range of media outlets.
To date, Delara has over an incredible 100 million streams to further justify the credibility of her undeniable talent. Also, she has performed across the world, sharing stages with Dua Lipa, Khalid, and Young Thug, and was hand-picked by Alicia Keys to join as part of an all-woman orchestra for a very special rendition of “If I Ain’t Got You,” for the promotion of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte.
“Line up the troops, first one to shoot. It’s eat or eaten, lead or get led, so, better not lose it. The world is so ruthless, yet I throw up my deuces. Hope for the best but I keep on thinking where’s the truth at.” – lyrics
Delara has a complex relationship with her heritage. While she feels deeply connected to Iran, she is also a vocal critic of its current political regime. In 2022, she joined an Amnesty International-affiliated protest outside the Norwegian Parliament building in Oslo, following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the hijab police for “inappropriate clothing.” This conflict of love for a country and its people, influenced by Persian poetry that informs her writing, while also feeling alienated from its governance, resonates throughout her current musical incarnation. Delara’s music not only captures her unique sound but also her passionate stance on pressing social issues, making her an artist with a message worth listening to.
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