Helena Deland announces new album ‘Goodnight Summerland’ out 13th October on Chivi Chivi and UK/EU tour dates for 2024. She is sharing the video for new single ‘Bright Green Vibrant Gray’.
Here's welcoming back acclaimed Montreal-based songwriter and musician Helena Deland, with the announcement of her new album 'Goodnight Summerland' out 13th October on Chivi Chivi. Today also sees the announcement of an extensive UK and European tour for 2024, full details are below.
'Bright Green Vibrant Gray' is Helena’s third single released with Montreal label and longtime collaborators Chivi Chivi, following 2022's 'Swimmer' and 2023’s 'Spring Bug' which also appear on 'Goodnight Summerland'. The atmospheric, charming video for 'Bright Green Vibrant Gray' was directed by Xavier Beldor, depicting Deland going on a painting expedition through the deep snow in Charlevoix, Quebec.
Helena Deland is interested in how songs can hold what eludes everyday language. Her music draws on reading and walking around. 'Goodnight Summerland' was recorded with Sam Evian at Flying Cloud Recordings in the Catskill mountains. It was engineered by Sam, co-produced by Helena and Sam and mastered by Heba Kadry (Bjork, Beach House, Slowdive). Deland's new songs have simpler musical arrangements than 2020's dream pop debut 'Someone New', focussing on the sheer joy and transformative power of a good song and inspired by Joni Mitchell and Vashti Bunyan.
Over to Helena to explain about the making of 'Goodnight Summerland' and the new single in her own words: