Kiev-born Delena is making waves with her ambitious take on modern pop music and strong message on female empowerment.
Born in Kiev, Delena relocated to a Switzerland school at just 12 years old and went on to London, to study at the London Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance. Music was always in her veins, through her relation to Ukrainian screenwriter, film producer, and director Alexander Dovzhenko.
Ever keen to inspire, we decided to ask Delena to put together a playlist for the Indietronica readers that does just that. Check it out below.
Ariana Grande – God is a woman
God is women.
Alicia Keys – Girl On fire
The vocal is great.
Beyoncé – Run the World (Girls)
It has a very strong message.
Little Mix – Salute
It’s the sound of female empowerment.
Gloria Gaynor – I will survive
I listen to this song when I’m scared.
Lesley Gore – You Don’t Own Me
I feel very independent.
Lady Gaga – Born this way
I’m in a right track baby I was born this way.
Delena – Animal
Power and will.
Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
Christina Aguilera – Fall In Line (Feat. Demi Lovato)
It’s so important to know who you are and follow what is right for you.
Madonna – Material Girl
Madonna is just an icon.
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Makes me want to dance with my girls.
Aretha Franklin – Respect
It’s a statement.
Alessia Cara – Scars To Your Beautiful
We are how we are and it’s can be sometimes challenging to except it.
Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money
I always say that hard work pays off.
Christina Aguilera – Fighter
There is nothing to be afraid of.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Bad Reputation
Has a killer punk spirit.
Delana – Done
It’s important to say I’m done and move on.
Sounds like: Dagny, Halsey, HAIM