Who the f*ck is Delilah Bon?
#hiphop #alternative #newmetal #rap #punk
For fans of Eminem, Ashnikko, Rico Nasty and P!nk - Delilah Bon (aka Lauren Tate) began her venture into Punk-fuelled Hip Hop in the summer of 2020. 'I was touring with my punk band at the time (Hands Off Gretel) and night after night I was hearing stories from young girls getting harassed in my crowds. When I spoke out online I was met with resistance and it infuriated me. I had all of these words flowing out of me too fast to write down, I programmed a beat and started rapping for the first time; it was my motivation during a dark time.'
Taking to her home studio to write and self-produce her music, Delilah began writing about social issues, in particular how women are treated within today's society. 'I'd be walking down the street paranoid some guy was following me, holding my hand over my drink in the club, worrying my friends wouldn't make it home. it's all been said before, women have been fighting since way back before I was born but the same issues remain and we've got a long way to go'.
Coming from a Punk Rock background Delilah fuses Nu-Metal guitar riffs and screaming vocals with Melodic Rap and trashy Hip Hop beats, creating a sound that's hard to categorise. 'The music I make is like Cardi B fronting Slipknot, it's a mesh of all the styles that have influenced me leading up to now. I flow between two personas - sometimes I'm sweet and sassy, sometimes I'm screaming at you with an axe'.
SO WHO ARE YOU DELILAH BON?
I'm the singer-songwriter, producer, rapper, artist, all round boss b*tch DELILAH BON! Creating music & empowering all your daughters to take no sh*t in this world, that's who!
& HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC?
I call it Brat Punk influenced Hip Hop. Fusing Punk & Rap together, with driving fuzz bass, rapping & throaty screaming. My lyrics address womxns' issues with female empowerment as a main theme throughout my songs!
WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES?
I'm influenced by Y2K Nu-Metal, Pop & Hip Hop. Think Korn meets Salt N Pepa or 2000's P!nk meets Otep. I love the fashion and glam of Y2K Pop which I blend with my love for everything gritty & gross in metal!
WHAT IS YOUR MUSICAL HISTORY?
I've fronted the alternative rock band 'Hands Off Gretel' since my teen years, playing hundreds of punk shows and releasing multiple albums that I also wrote & co-produced. Alongside that I've released multiple alternative rock/pop solo albums under my name 'Lauren Tate' before creating Delilah this year, all of which I wrote & self-produced.
My music career began at 12 years old on YouTube performing rock and pop covers that quickly became viral, gaining millions of views worldwide.
IS THIS PROJECT JUST ALL YOU?
Yeah I write, record and produce all of my own music. My mum shoots all of my videos & photographs and I edit them and then I draw & design all of my merchandise & artwork. It's a small team here at Delilah HQ!