watch Helena Deland’s beautiful Someone New Live film
It's no secret that Helena Deland's 2020 debut album Someone New is very special to us, and to be honest, we are still gutted that we haven't been able to see HD and her amazing band perform these songs live in person. Today, though, Helena remedies that with an intimate and absolutely gorgeous live document, directed by Mégane Voghell, and featuring Helena and her band performing the album in full, live in studio in December of 2020 at Mixart in Montreal. Preview the session with "Smoking at the Gas Station", a beautifully sprawling and introspective deep cut with perhaps our favorite lyrics on the album, below. You can also read Helena's thoughts on the session, and make sure to tune in here later this afternoon to watch the full 50-minute live film.
"This session was the finish line of weeks of practicing in a space that allowed distancing, and though things are slightly different with Covid related precautions, the energy and joy that comes out of getting together to play music is wildly invigorating, and this is especially obvious in this energetically low era. As for playing music with people for people, or being part of an audience, I think the special glow of those moments is bound to increase tenfold when we can safely engage in them again. Until then, this is a heartfelt effort to share some warmth, although virtual, and spend some time, although not simultaneous."