Delara, the rising star from Norway, takes center stage with her powerful debut album, “Shahrazad.”

Delara’s musical odyssey reaches new heights with the release of her highly anticipated debut album, “Shahrazad.” In less than a year, this Norwegian powerhouse has become a force to be reckoned with in the global music scene, capturing the attention of industry giants like Alicia Keys and gracing stages alongside Dua Lipa, Khalid, and Kali Uchis.

Shahrazad, named after the legendary character from One Thousand and One Nights, serves as a thematic anchor for an album that fearlessly expresses Delara’s innermost thoughts. Uncompromisingly and freely, she navigates life, unburdened by the need to conform. Much like the legendary Shahrazad, who wove captivating tales to shape and inspire, Delara fearlessly expresses herself in an uncompromising manner.


“That’s precisely what I’ve done with this album, uncompromisingly and freely expressing what feels right for me, without worrying about making myself understood and more palatable to the majority.” -Delara

Asking Delara about the overarching theme of the album, she speaks of her human experience. “As a traveler in the City of God, I seek freedom in the treasures of dreams and stories,” she shares. The songs collectively narrate her journey, offering listeners an intimate glimpse into her heart and soul.

Shahrazad consists of both fan favorites and new compositions, showcasing the evolution of Delara’s artistry. Tracks like “Unbound,” which found a spot on Norway’s largest national station, NRK P3, and “Didn’t You Know,” a contemplative piece on the solitary nature of our existence, have already left an indelible mark. The album also features the recently released “Kalash,” a collaboration with Beam, a respected artist known for collaborations with Justin Bieber and Beyoncé.

The energetic “Free my people free their love” sets a spirited tone, while “City of God” intricately portrays the intense battle with the awareness that everything that comes into existence must eventually depart. “Selfish,” “Forbidden Song,” “Fly my ship to space,” and the closing track “Cheshme Man” round out this eclectic collection of anthems.


Shahrazad is more than a project; it’s a bold statement of self-confidence and the pursuit of love, regardless of the sacrifices involved. Delara’s music encourages listeners to live authentically and stand up for what they love, even in the face of adversity. In this way, the album mirrors Delara’s personal journey and her commitment to embracing the power of storytelling as a vehicle for self-expression.

Delara’s remarkable journey to success is characterized by her ability to adapt and evolve in the music industry. She has garnered acclaim from renowned publications such as The Independent, Interview Mag, Red Bull, and Clash Magazine, establishing herself as an artist with a message worth listening to.

Born in Sweden and raised by Iranian parents before moving to Norway as a child, Delara navigates a complex relationship with her heritage. While deeply connected to Iran, she is also a vocal critic of its current political regime. In 2022, she participated in an Amnesty International-affiliated protest outside the Norwegian Parliament building in Oslo, following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of the hijab police for “inappropriate clothing.” This conflict of love for a country and its people, influenced by Persian poetry that informs her writing, while also feeling alienated from its governance, resonates throughout her current musical incarnation.

Shahrazad is not just an album; it’s a reflection of Delara’s unique sound, her passionate stance on pressing social issues, and her commitment to authenticity. It encapsulates her journey, marked by both personal and artistic growth.

Watch official music video for the lead single 'Selfish'


Free my people free their love
City of God feat. BEZI
Forbidden song
Kalash feat. BEAM
Didn’t you know
Fly my ship to space
Cheshme Man (Delara´s version)

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