“When you first start out you definitely don’t want to share anything, it’s super vulnerable and raw. I started writing when I was thirteen; me and my family were going through a hard time and it was kind of like therapy. I never, ever thought of writing music before. My sister had gotten a publishing contract with Universal… it was just in my life, but I had never thought ‘hey I can do that’, but it kind of came naturally.”
Growing up in the Freeman household, it sounds pretty hard to escape a life in music. Delphi Freeman, alongside her brothers James and Luke, demonstrates the power that a creative and supportive family can provide to an artist’s musical development. The three have been influenced and trained by their mother from an early age and given a freedom of musical expression that few young musicians have. Drawing from her mother and siblings’ experience as well as her own, Delphi has, at 16 years old, already begun flexing her chops as a pop songwriter. Her first single, “Sleepwalking”, demonstrates an understanding of pop melodies beyond her years.
The singer/songwriter, though, is only the first part of the equation. Delphi is lucky enough to be surrounded by family members that are willing and able to perform many of the most important parts of music production that aren’t as visible to a listening audience. James and Luke not only play bass and drums, but also perform the duties that would normally be performed by a recording engineer and producer, and the group is managed by the trio’s mother. With a support system like that, it will be exciting to see just where Delphi Freeman’s career can take her.
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