Helena Deland shares new single “Pale”

Earlier this week, Montreal’s emerging singer-songwriter Helena Deland shared the enchanting new song “Pale,” the fourth single from Someone New, the long-awaited, highly-anticipated debut album due out October 16th on Luminelle Recordings.

The syncopated “Pale” single casts its gaze on interpersonal matters through a corporeal lens, guided by mercurial rhythmic changes and a low-key, funky synth hook.  ” “Pale” is about the little space left to the actual self in romantic relationships where idealization comes into play.” says Deland. The “Pale” song release is accompanied by a visualizer, about which Helena shares: “The stream in the visualizer represents the question of control when control is ultimately impossible.”

Deland’s debut album Someone New is an exploration of gender, power, time and the “self” that finds Deland in full control of her sound and style, even as she asks whether control is ever possible. The album was written and recorded over a period of two years, beginning with Deland’s guitar and expanding into a lavish sonic sphere that blends elements of synth pop and classic folk. Deland’s voice ties it all together, sometimes hushed in a whisper, sometimes shrouded in distortion, and sometimes full and clear – but always inviting the listener into her world.

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