Happiness is always needed, especially lately. Thank goodness for Del.Mo's music. Oh, you don't know who that is? Let me fix that for you. Del.Mo, which is short for Delicate Motion, is a hip-hop and R&B artist that debuted in 2017 with an E.P. called "Delicate Motion." The 5-track album showcases haunting instrumentals and Del.Mo's tale-tell low voice as he raps and sings to each song. He released three other singles that year, "W.E.N.S.," "you," and "I Don't Mind."
The song that stays on repeat for me is "Feels So Good" from his 2020 "On & Off" album. I discovered it thanks to Spotify during the summer, and it makes me think of better days when traveling with friends was still a thing. When he released his newest song, "Shower," in January 2021, I knew I needed to learn more about him. Surprisingly, there wasn't much on the internet. Not one to be discouraged, I decided to reach out and see if he would be interested in answering a few questions. Thankfully, Del.Mo didn't mind.
SL: How did you come up with your stage name, Del.Mo?
Del.Mo: I made up the name Del.Mo, which means Delicate Motion.
How did you get started creating music?
Del.Mo: Since I was young, I've always wanted to do something that makes me happy. That was music for me. I also wanted to present myself to the world.
Were you always interested in music, or did the interest come later in life?
Del.Mo: I was always interested in music as a kid. I officially started studying music when I turned 20.
What type of music do you listen to when you want to get inspiration to create a new song?
Del.Mo: Although as an artist, I'm active only in Korea, I usually listen to foreign music. I listen to all kinds of genres.
What is your favorite part of the creative process when making music?
Del.Mo: I feel most proud and love it when I can execute my vision and freely create music as I want.
You released your first E.P., Delicate Motion, in 2017. Do you think music has improved since your debut? How?
Del.Mo: I feel like my first E.P. album didn't really define my music style in many ways, but I believe my other releases since then stood out more in terms of vocalizing various chords and delivering genuine lyrics.
Let's talk about your newest song, Shower (produced by Chill Young). Can you explain the concept and how you decided on it?
Del.Mo: I created Shower, imagining how you feel relaxed and comforted when you're with her [the woman you love] like you're taking a warm shower.
My favorite song of yours is Feel So Good. Do you have a favorite song that you've written?
Del.Mo: Among the songs I wrote, three of my favorites are Void, Aquagirl, and Mood.
What song of yours would you recommend to someone who hasn't heard your music yet?
Del.Mo: If I'm to recommend, I'd recommend Black, Aquagirl, Void, G.A.T., and mood.
Your songs have all been R&B. Is there any chance you will do a different genre in the future?
Del.Mo: Yes, I'd like to try various genres.
2020 was a challenging year for musicians. How did you manage to create music during this time?
Del.Mo: I couldn't perform or attend any event because of COVID. It put me in a position where I had to bury myself in the studio and work.
What do you like to do when you don't create music?
Del.Mo: I usually go camping or play video games with my friends.
What's your favorite song right now?
Del.Mo: D’angelo’s music is all I need.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Del.Mo: Isaiah Rashad.
I know you just released a single, but what can fans expect from you in 2021? Another single release? An E.P.?
Del.Mo: I'm currently working on an E.P. album, but there might be a single release in between, depending on circumstances.
When you read your videos' comments, you see that you have fans from all over the world. Is there anything you'd like to say to them?
Del.Mo: I'd like to show many aspects of me. It motivates me to make good music when fans look forward to my music and show support.
If you were not a musician, what type of career would you have?
Del.Mo: I haven't really thought about that a lot, but I think I would have picked a career in visual arts.
I am ever appreciative to Del.Mo for taking the time out of his day to answer my questions. If you are into laid-back R&B vibes, check out Del.Mo's discography. Also, follow him on social media to stay up to date as to when he releases new music.