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Stoecker attended Portland Place School for secondary school before continuing schooling at City and Islington College, studying Entertainment Law with Music Technology, Theory and Performance. She stated her choice for the college saying “I didn’t want to go to somewhere like the BRIT school, I didn’t want to be that structured.”
n 2008, Delilah chose a Tottenham studio to work on a college project, where she paired with a local producer to record four tracks. A friend who was associated with Choice FM heard the songs and sent them to Island Records. Stoecker caught the attention of industry executives at major record labels. She spent the following weeks arranging interviews, until she was eventually signed to Atlantic Records.
Delilah's debut studio album, From the Roots Up, was released on 30 July 2012 The record features production from Syience, Balistiq and Hyperdub label signee LV. Stoecker also serves as a co-producer on the album. . In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart The album also debuted in the top twenty of the Scottish Albums Chart peaking at seventeen. The lead single from the album, "Go" was digitally released on 6 September 2011. The track peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The single features a vocal sample interpolation from Chaka Khan's 1983 hit "Ain't Nobody", plus original writing from herself. Chaka Khan has since heard the track, labelling it "genius". The follow-up single "Love You So" was released on 19 December 2011 through Atlantic Records in December 2011. She announced that her fourth single from the album will be a cover of Minnie Riperton's "Inside My Love"
Stoecker cites that her album debut From the Roots Up, is influenced by the contemporary music scene, with genres ranging from dub, dubstep, acoustic and drum & bass. On describing her sound the singer says her music is dark, soulful, melodic pop.
Delilah has been described as the missing link between Sade and The xx. She has also been influenced by and compared to Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. Speaking of her influences in an interview the singer credits Buena Vista Social Club, Portishead, Ella Fitzgerald, Metalheadz, Nine Inch Nails, Chaka Khan, Roy Ayres, Aaliyah and Sade Adu as some of her musical influences. They, along with others, played a big part in her musical upbringing and this influences the songs she writes and co-produces.