Helena Deland’s hazy synth-pop billows and wisps like sweet smoke in the air
Helena Deland’s hazy synth-pop is poised to convert all the genre’s non-believers.
Like wisps of silver-grey smoke, Deland’s voice curls and dances its way through her latest track “Claudion,” as tendrils swirl up into the eardrums of her listener they’re engulfed with an intoxicating synth-pop aroma.
The Montreal-based singer-songwriter’s just coming off the release of her four-track EP, From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II, but her billowing synth-backed pop songs continue to hang in the air with an engulfing air of humidity. Now, as Deland prepares to release a proper follow-up EP, titled Vol. III & IV, “Claudion” arrived, which she’s told The Fader “…is generally about being relieved of anxious thought patterns by someone’s unfaltering camaraderie and support, and specifically about this codependency being exemplified by a very intense night out with my oldest friend that would have left me completely helpless if it hadn’t been for their presence and availability.”
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