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Singer-Songwriter Helena Deland’s ‘There Are A Thousand’ Is Equal Parts Folk Pop And Indie Rock

Alex Huard

Montreal singer-songwriter Helena Delend is employing an unconventional rollout for her upcoming release. Rather than releasing a traditional EP, Deland is releasing a series of track couplets, which will then be drawn together in March for the compilation release From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II.

On “There Are A Thousand,” her first new material since signing to Luminelle Recordings, Deland puts an emphasis on glorious vocal melodies and harmonies, showcasing her unique lyrical choices and knack for wordplay. Altogether, it’s a track that’s equal parts folk pop and alternative rock, making for a supremely rewarding listen that will leave you clamoring for more. Check it out below.

From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II is out 3/2. Pre-order it here. In support of the record, Deland will be heading out on a run of tour dates that will take her down to Austin, Texas for SXSW, all of which can be found below.

1/19 Brooklyn, New York @ Baby’s All Right
1/21 Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival
2/09 Terrebonne QC @ Théâtre du Vieux-Terrebonne
2/10 Ottawa, ON @ Megaphono Festival
2/15 L’Assomption QC @ Théâtre Hector-Charland
2/16 Drummondville QC @ Maison des Arts
2/17 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada
2/18 St-Eustache QC @ Le Zénith
2/20 Laval QC @ Salle André-Mathieu
2/21 St-Jérôme QC @ Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
2/22 Gatineau QC @ Théâtre du Musée Canadien d’Histoire
2/23 Quebec City QC @ Imperial de Quebec
2/24 St-Hyacinthe QC @ Centre des Arts Juliette Lassonde
3/2 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa
3/3 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
3/13-17 Austin, TX @ SXSW

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