Delyn Grey proclaims her independence in her latest single and video Set Me Free — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“This song is a release; it’s relief and empowerment,” she shares. “It’s ‘moving forward’ and ‘getting it done.’ ”
It’s a sentiment that hits close to home for the Bif Naked-managed singer, songwriter, and producer. Eschewing traditional love-and-heartbreak themes rife within the genres, Grey combines modern-day R&B and electronic vibes with edgier rock elements. The combination is simultaneously accessible yet fresh — perhaps too fresh for some.
“Despite having written this song several years ago, it holds a huge place in my heart, and comforts me every time I listen to it,” she reveals. “It’s because, when I was first starting pursue music, a lot of people told me I should make it my Plan B or my hobby because I didn’t ‘have anything unique to offer.’
“No one, let alone a 15 year old, should ever be told they shouldn’t work towards pursuing something that gives them purpose. Music was never a hobby for me; I just couldn’t have that relationship with it, and I needed people to know that. I needed myself to know that I was rooting for me, that I had my back, no matter what came my way, and that I would make it past the snide, or the uninformed comments about MY life choices. My art wants purpose, and I work hard to serve that. I work equally as hard to find purpose in my art.”
Fittingly, Set Me Free is “an anthem for anyone who’s ever been made to feel like their passion is pointless,” she says. “Put in the work, people! Regardless of the goal, the experience alone will be worth it. Grab the reins and hold on tight.”