Of French and Korean descent, with a distinctive voice and an eye-catching fashion style, Séline Delcourt is an artist on the rise.
The songstress authors all of her lyrics, melodies, chords and instrumentals. Composed on the piano, her music crosses eras and genres, reflecting her mixed heritage and cultural background. Characterised by a melancholy beauty and a haunting, cinematic production, her strikingly honest lyrics express pain, hope and longing—all powerfully delivered in a rich and sultry voice.
Her life and art are defined by a quest for a sense of self and belonging. Having lived in ten different countries, she found a source of constance in music and literature. She was particularly influenced by the works of great French poets (Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Nerval), and was awarded first prize in a French national poetry competition. A University of Oxford graduate, she wrote and sang throughout the years, choosing to dedicate herself to these passions.
The words matter. Her songs are deeply rooted in personal truths, while simultaneously being universally evocative. Her world is beautiful and dark, vividly conveyed by a bold and dramatic production that leaves room for the uniqueness of her voice to ring out.
Her songs have earned praise from industry veterans, the likes of Martin Page (songwriter for Heart and Robbie Williams), Pedro Antunes (former editor-in-chief at RollingStone, Brazil), Emmanuel Tellier (music advisor for Télérama and LesInrocks) and Chris Difford (songwriter for the chart-topping British band Squeeze). They have been featured in international publications such as A&R Factory (top 10 UK music blogs) and UNXIGNED (world’s top 40 independent music blogs) and received airplay abroad—including from Luxembourg's main radio stations with whom she did interviews. She was awarded ‘Best Solo Artist’ at the International Music Video Underground Festival in 2021, whose past winners include The Weeknd and Vanessa Paradis.
She was selected to represent South Korea in an international music competition showcasing upcoming musical talent, and performed in the televised 2020 edition of the Luxembourg Peace Prize. She was shortlisted in the 2021 edition of the Open Mic UK competition, the UK’s biggest search for unsigned talent. She then successfully completed a Diploma in Music Production at Point Blank Music School, voted the world’s best music production school, on a scholarship based on merit.
Based in London, Séline Delcourt is working on her debut EP, in collaboration with award-winning producers Gast Waltzing (Grammy) and Roy Kerr (London Grammar, Birdy, Sir Paul McCartney) and mastering engineer Pete Maher (U2, Katy Perry).