Delyn Grey is black and white and red all over in the gritty video for her new blues-rock single Listen To The Thunder — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest preview of the young Toronto singer-songwriter’s forthcoming EP Disappointment Girl, the angry track dates back to a time when Delyn hit emotional rock bottom and began to fight back.
“Some magical things happened in the studio when I was 17, and Listen To The Thunder was one of them,” Delyn says. “I cracked into a bunch of insecurities, fears and pressures that were keeping me from writing what I needed to — and when I did, it was one of the first songs to come out … I wrote Listen To The Thunder while I was eating lunch. The first voice memo I have of it is 20 minutes long, and it was a really cool 20 minutes: It’s me slamming my kitchen counter and making weird sounds, until the song took shape.
But Grey is still puzzled by Listen To The Thunder: “I’m still trying to figure out why I wrote this song. One thing’s for sure, performing it makes me feel badass, and maybe I needed to write it for an ego boost! I don’t want to speak too much about that because I hope for people to make their own connections, but it’s a song I’ve been looking for.”
It’s apparently what Bif Naked was looking for — the veteran Canadian rocker has signed Grey to the artist and talent management division of Her Royal Majesty’s Records label. Watch Listen To The Thunder above, hear more from Delyn Grey below, and follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.