Under the microscope this week is Canadian singer Helena Deland…
KEY TRACK: Claudion
LABEL: Luminelle Recordings
MANAGEMENT: Chivi Chivi
WHO: Helena Deland, a Canadian singer-songwriter whose sparse songs stretch from synths to folk.
WHAT: A purveyor of, as she styles it, “sincere pop”, Deland uses gentle synths and smoky atmospheres to create beautiful ebb and flow.
WHERE: Deland is from Montreal, and though her keyboards add sparkle, she certainly taps into the noirish sonic elements of Leonard Cohen’s hometown.
Her Altogether Unaccompanied EP is part of a series of releases under the umbrella From The Series Of Songs. Deland says each “volume” is really a collection of memories and “more like a box of old photos or unsent letters” than a regular tracklist.
A BRIGHT FUTURE, THEN?
Deland is playing a handful of European dates this month, including London’s Sebright Arms on October 24.
WHAT SHOULD I PLAY?
Latest single Lean On You showcases Deland’s abilities to stir the soul.