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Camille Delean’s “Fault Line (Late July)” is a look into isolation at its starkest

The first single from the Canadian singer-songwriter’s Cold House Burning.

April 07, 2020

Canadian singer-songwriter Camille Delean's forthcoming LP Cold House Burning was written from, through, and about an isolation. Its ten songs focus intently on a solitude brought on by sudden illness, detailing the internal dialogues that are amplified when all other voices go quiet. Were it released with society functioning as normal, it would be a starkly interior album, but instead it's due out via E-Tron Records on June 5, when we'll all still most likely be indoors with our own thoughts. So "Fault Line (Late July)," premiering at the top of the page, is a preview not only of Cold House Burning, but of the sort of graceful but disquieting music that songwriters might strive to make in the midst of a global pandemic.

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"A sudden awareness of cracks in the foundation," Delean wrote of the song in an email to The FADER. "I wrote it homebound from a biological glitch — I release it homebound from a mass societal glitch. It names the fear and looks it in the eye, moving ahead nervously... but moving. Forward motion to dodge a downward pull."

Listen to "Fault Line (Late July) at the top of the page.

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Thumbnail image: Colin Medley.

Camille Delean’s “Fault Line (Late July)” is a look into isolation at its starkest