“filled to the brim with emotion, femininity, and a touch of dreaminess.”
–Sydney Gore, Nylon.com
Montreal performer Helena Deland might be new to the party, but she’s making quite a splash. Her songs are infectiously dreamy and otherworldly, with a sinister underpinning that sets the heart aflutter in all the ways.
In 2016, Deland released her Drawing Room EP, on which she and her band delve into decades past with spacey psychedelia, 60s mod pop fizz, and traditional folk sounds that are positively modern. With just enough production to perfect the finely crafted songs, Deland and company are able to produce a polished and prime record that accurately represents the talent and skill therein.
Comparisons to vocal powerhouses like Leslie Feist, Julia Holter, and Julee Cruise abound and rightfully so—Deland’s sound is strong and memorable, and her presence is striking. You may also hear hints of Thom Yorke’s winsome singing– her low, rich, smokey vocal register has a similarly chilling quality, to be sure.
Helena Deland’s enchanting, sincere, and emotive songs will be echoing from a mountain near you this summer at the Dawson City Music Fest—come hear the beauty for yourself.