Bienvenue
dans la famille

Depuis Montréal,
Depuis 2016

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A unique transformation occurs the moment a lover lays eyes on your bedroom for the first time: the room is suddenly, involuntarily no longer your own. Your curated “you” is subject to the impressions of the other, and you try hard to adopt this filter yourself, wondering what information the objects and their position suggest about you. If, in moments like these, the new gaze seems to almost conjure the room, a desperate question arises: what remains of the room without the other? With no external sources of appraisal or affirmation, where does the stuff of the self reside, and how does it take shape?

These blood-deep paranoias set the stage for Helena Deland’s debut album, Someone New, 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 hypnagogic 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.

This follows her 2018 series of EPs entitled Altogether Unaccompanied, which led to a two-year period marked by touring with Weyes Blood and Connan Mockasin amongst others, opening for Iggy Pop in Paris, and collaborating with JPEGMAFIA.

Listen to Someone New on all musical streaming platforms!

Discover Someone New – full album live in studio

Shows

23 Juill 2021
Baie-Saint-Paul
Le Festif!
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17 fév 2022
Los Angeles
The Moroccan Lounge
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19 fév 2022
Salt Lake City
The State Room
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21 fév 2022
Denver
Globe Hall
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23 fév 2022
Minneapolis
Turf Club
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24 fév 2022
Madison
High Noon Saloon
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25 fév 2022
Chicago
Lincoln Hall
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26 fév 2022
Toronto
The Drake
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3 Mars 2022
Montreal
Le National
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5 Mars 2022
Brooklyn
Baby’s All Right
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Etienne Dufresne
Helena Deland
Hildegard
Lydia Képinski
Lysandre
Robert Robert
Valence
Nicolet

Credit

Branding : BillyClub
Design + dev. : P-L Cossette
Dev. : Deven caron