Helena Deland - Someone New
Someone New
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MasterCrackfox
78
It takes one line from Someone New, the debut record of Helena Deland, to suck you in. The song starts with a droning hum, with Deland suddenly appearing with the line "If I could have every thought" in this hypnotic tone like a siren leading you into the deep waters. The song in itself is a perfect encapsulation of what the rest of the record would sound like going forward, as Deland shifts a minute in towards something a little more bridging on indie pop, with delicate guitar ... read more
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!
marvelgaryen
80
Somber music with very much heart. Helena Deland express herself with poetry and subtle touches, this could be an ordinary folk/indie rock album but it has its own soul. I found the production to be very consistent. So is everything else in this intriguing debut album.
nicoperagine
60
So many good ideas, great vocals, great experimentation, and I still find it to be very boring. Her vocals are so clean and pretty. If Melanie Martinez made a folk record I think the vocals would sound something like this. Their vocal vibrato sounds very similar. The production and choice of sound design are so incredible on this record. Sounds you'd never expect from a somewhat traditional laidback folk-pop record, the soundscape and instrumentals are a bit unconventional in my opinion. I ... read more
musicmagpie55
82
Helena Deland's version of hypnagogic rock music is constantly transforming; songs mutate between amorphous singer-songwriter ballads and cathartic slow rock anthems. Deland carves out her sonic space in similar ways to artists like Julia Jacklin and Gia Margaret. These 'sleep rock' artists (A term Margaret coined to describe her music) explore intimacy through woozy, laid-back rock songs that are in no rush. They are both sleepy in sound and in sentiment, for through this hazy reverie Deland ... read more
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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