Helena Deland has shared a brand new single referred to as ‘Swimmer’. It marks the Montreal singer-songwriter’s first solo launch since her 2020 debut album Somebody New. Try its self-directed video under.
‘Swimmer’ is devoted to Deland’s mom, who handed away final yr. In an announcement, Deland wrote:
A short time after discovering out that my mom was sick and that our days collectively have been numbered, I went by means of a basic change, confronted as I used to be with the necessity to rethink issues I had taken as a right. Rising older together with her was now an inconceivable situation, however I used to be being provided a suspension, a while to grasp and attempt to change patterns that had been detrimental to our relationship, and to like her how I needed for her to be cherished.
I really feel that we’re in the same predicament with the world, confronted with the local weather disaster.
Some losses are too large to wrap our minds round. Right here, I’m on the seaside, watching my mom swim, confronted with the immensity of the ocean, of our fragility, using the troughs of magical considering and crests of acceptance.
“How detailed and hopeful,
all the pieces is within the mild
on the rippling sand,
on the fringe of the turning tide —
its upheaval —
its beautiful proposal —
its black, nameless roar.”
– Mary Oliver, “Clamming”, Dream Work
‘Swimmer’ arrives forward of Deland’s 2022 tour, which incorporates dates supporting The Climate Station and Andy Shauf. Final yr, she launched Hildegard, a collaboration with Ouri. Learn our Artist Highlight interview with Hildegard.