One of Chicago’s many up-and-coming talents is rapper/singer/producer Kweku Collins. After dropping his Say it Here, While It’s Safe EP in July, the Chicagoan has dropped a string of loosies like “Corner Store” and “Hoopdi” to help continue the buzz, and today, he continues the trend with the Stefan Ponce and Julian Bell-produced “Delilah.”
With vibrant guitar chords and tight drums and woodblocks playing underneath, Kweku tells a quasi-love story about pushing forward. Though this former flame seems to be holding onto the past, Kweku is “out here in Babylon” trying to look ahead and succeed. Kweku told The FADER that “Delilah” is an extension of his song “Lonely Lullabies,” which appeared on the EP that dropped in July. “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,” he said. “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.”
Stream “Delilah” below.