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Approved: Helena Deland

By | Published on Wednesday 21 February 2018

Helena Deland

Helena Deland released her debut EP, ‘Drawing Room’, last summer. It constituted four songs crafted to a level that you don’t usually expect so early in a career. Songs of the sort where you immediately want to hear some more. So, yeah, more than half a year later, she’s back. I guess you can’t rush good things.

On 2 Mar, the two halves of new release ‘Altogether Unaccompanied Vol I & II’ will accompany each other into the world as twin seven-inches or on cassette, depending on your physical media preference.

Already out in the world is ‘There Are A Thousand’, from volume one. More in line with the country-tinged style of her previous release, it floats along on woozy synths, though still offers a vague hint of the about turn she takes on new single ‘Take It All’.

Altogether darker, ‘Take It All’ rides funereal synths and tense guitars. Of the song, she says: “It’s about the feeling of denial and eventually humiliation when you expect something significant from a relationship with another whose reasons for involvement are deceptive”.

UK shows are to be announced imminently. Listen to ‘Take It All’ here:

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