Frank Dellé is back at the One Love Sound Fest, where he performed his first ever Polish show in 2009.
FRANK DELLÉ – Born in Berlin, son of a Ghanaian doctor and a German nurse, grew up in both Ghana and Germany. After moving around the world several times, he finally returned back to his birth city, were he got sucked into the music scene. Being one of Seeed’s front vocalists, he has seen the biggest stages all around the world. In 2008 he joined forces with the German reggae production champion Guido Craveiro on “Dubxanne – Police in Dub” album with his own version of “Roxanne”. A year later he released his first solo album “Before I Grow Old”, a fruit of cooperation between the two individuals. The album was highly acclaimed and brought hits like “Pound Power” or “Cry Out” – also a kind of anthem for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where Germany played same group as Ghana. “Power of Love”, a beautiful reggae interpretation of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, was rising temperature, too. Extended version of the album contained another disc filled with dub versions. Dellé performed at the One Love Sound Fest in 2009 and returned to Poland with a great show in Ostróda last year.
In Dellé’s music roots reggae and dub beautifully harmonize with heavy dancehall. Thanks to English lyrics his work enjoys an international character.
Following another successes of the mother ship Seeed, Frank returned in 2015 with the poignant “Light Your Fire”, reminding sadly forgotten truth that common motivation of all religions is love. The video shows representatives of many religious groups expressing their protest against the madness of religious wars rising again.
Dellé’s second solo album “Neo” was released last year and it’s another storming production from Guido Craveiro. The promo single “Tic Toc” is a song with Gentleman, bittersweet truth packed into catchy Dancehall sounds. “As much as we appreciate life, it is eternal. Take it with a smile” – says the author. Dellé has a way of producing exciting tracks while emitting an aura of tranquility. His diary is full of contemplation, experiences, and self-reflection.
“Actually this album is sort of like a diary of the last few years of my life” – he adds. “For me personally, NEO stands for my further development as a musician and my adventures and experiences. NEO is brave, phat and demands more than its precursor. But it’s also rewarding.”
Songs like “Marry me” or “Sleepy Hallow” have what it takes to turn a fleeting moment on a summer’s night into something memorable. Where there is light, there is also darkness. “Take your medicine” deals with the descent of a close friend into the bottomless depths of mental illness.
NEO is the personal statement of an artist living in the midst of life, welcoming all of its many facets with arms wide open. It’s great and yet at the same time fun.
Light Your Fire
Tic Toc feat. Gentleman
Pound Power + Cry Out
Power of Love
Cry Out WM
Pound Power live One Love 2009
Live Ostróda Reggae Festival 2016