Helena Deland announces debut album details

Stream Someone New’s title track ahead of its October release.

August 11, 2020
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Helena Deland has announced details of her debut studio album. The singer-songwriter will release Someone New on October 16 via Luminelle. The album's title track is streaming below. Deland released "Lylz" last month.


Speaking about the album in a statement, Deland said: "Someone New is about paradoxically feeling sick of and unfamiliar with myself. I realized that I associated primarily with what others (real or imagined) projected onto me, and acted in ways to avoid disappointing this projection or imagined expectation. The quest to please and conform distracted me from who I already was and I laboured to comply to a normative set of expectations. I noticed my troubled relationship with my body, which escaped my control and gave others so much information it seemed to withhold from me. I sought comfort in romantic relationships, which validated me and where I was free to at least momentarily reinvent myself for the other's sake. I felt guilty of my privilege, the idea of which my dejection didn't sit well with, and I was trapped in patterns that grew more and more familiar. I longed to become someone new! I had to look at this critically in order to write songs I thought made the least bit of sense, trying not to give into the tendency to bend myself to integrated expectations and my anxiety to please. The meta delight in this whole story is that the process helped me better recognize what defines me both outwardly and inwardly, and made me somewhat new to myself.”

Someone New is Deland's first album. In 2018 she released Altogether Unaccompanied, a collection of four EPs that dropped throughout the year.


Someone New

"Someone New"
"Truth Nugget"
"Fruit Pit"
"Comfort, Edge"
"The Walk Home"
"Seven Hours"
"Smoking at the Gas Station"
"Clown Neutral"
"Fill the Rooms"

Helena Deland announces debut album details