Someone New

Helena Deland - Someone New
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #55 / 672
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2020 Ratings: #57
Liked by 5 people
October 16, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Luminelle / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
The Line of Best Fit

After the last notes fade to black, the ghost of Someone New continues to haunt you — it’s an utterly unforgettable record.

90
Exclaim!
Like a parcel of breakup roses compressed into a confetti cannon, Helena Deland's debut album is explosive, belaboured and totally intoxicating.
90
Northern Transmissions
It is an assured collection of music from an artist that is perceptive and immensely skilled and it is one of the best records you will hear this year.
80
Loud and Quiet
Helena Deland gets incredibly close to penning the perfect pop album for the current moment.
80
Clash
Her ability to combine woozy guitars with killer synths and endlessly catchy melodies hasn’t disappeared, only softened and matured.
72
Beats Per Minute

There is a haunting beauty to the music of Someone New that’s oddly enticing. You can feel the songs dragging you closer, like an unexplainable desire to explore the unknown.

70
AllMusic

Throughout Someone New, on top of its hypnotic mix of the strange and familiar, Deland's vulnerable voice helps make her self-conscious, searching commentaries all the more engrossing.

Ebukar
90
This album is a masterpiece. Every track is ethereal. Soothing, capturing and just out of this world. Made me a die hard fan. Lylz is one of the best tracks of 2020 in my opinion. Stream kids!
musicphv
100
As a debut LP, this shows a lot Helena's potential as a singer/songwriter in indie based genre. I'm extremely surprised about how this exceeded my expectations, it's a solid record. Definitely one of my favorites of the year.
AVI_reviews
70
Helena Deland's debut is filled with cracks and whittles of an artist coming into her own but what it mostly is, is just forgettable bedroom pop-rock, one which can be and has been done better before.

Even with the massive potential, there's only so much it can do before it loses its glow.
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Track List

  1. Someone New
  2. Truth Nugget
  3. Dog
  4. Fruit Pit
  5. Pale
  6. Comfort, Edge
  7. The Walk Home
  8. Seven Hours
  9. Smoking at the Gas Station
  10. Lylz
  11. Mid-Practice
  12. Clown Neutral
  13. Fill the Rooms
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Added on: August 11, 2020