“Baby I’m burning, yearning inside, I can’t get you off my mind,” those are the first words we hear from Anderson East in his soul-filled, rich like chocolate voice. The 27-year-old is currently taking the music world by storm with his new album, Delilah. You may ask, who is Delilah? East explains that Delilah is a character in the Book of Judges, which is the story of Samson and Delilah. Samson was the strongest man alive who held a strong infatuation for Delilah. Soon he began to crumble, but Delilah saved him; giving the album its theme- the woman who saved the crumbling man.
This album has many moods, and it displays an array of sounds from many different decades and genres. On the opening track of “Only You” we hear a doo-wop, organ style arrangement, but also with a big band twist. Then East jumps to a smooth country, singer-songwriter vibe on “What A Woman Wants To Hear.” With the help of his band of Nashville players, East creates an album fit for an old soul, but with a youthful spin on it. WXPN welcomes Anderson East to WCL on February 11th for the Devil In Me Tour. Be there!