Helena Deland

Helena Deland’s new single ‘Truth Nugget’ is available now. The song is taken from her debut album ‘Someone New’ due for release on October 16th via Luminelle Recordings.

Speaking about the album, Deland says:

“‘Someone New’ is about paradoxically feeling sick of and unfamiliar with myself. I realised 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 recognise what defines me both outwardly and inwardly, and made me somewhat new to myself.”

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