Helena Deland

Helena Deland

Upcoming Shows

02/17/2022Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA
02/19/2022The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT w/ The Weather Station
02/21/2022Globe Hall, Denver, CO w/ The Weather Station
02/23/2022Turf Club, Minneapolis, MN w/ The Weather Station
02/24/2022High Noon, Madison, WI w/ The Weather Station
02/26/2022Longboat Hall, Toronto, ON
02/26/2022The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON
03/03/2022Le National, Montréal, QC
03/05/2022Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
03/13/2022Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco, CA w/ Andy Shauf
03/15/2022Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA w/ Andy Shauf
03/16/2022Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR w/ Andy Shauf
03/25/2022Blueberry Hill Duck Room, University City, MO w/ Andy Shauf
03/26/2022Zanzabar, Louisville, KY w/ Andy Shauf
03/29/2022Richmond Music Hall, Richmond, VA w/ Andy Shauf
03/30/2022Black Cat, Washington, DC w/ Andy Shauf
03/31/2022Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA w/ Andy Shauf
04/18/2022Bad Bonn, Düdingen, CH w/ Andy Shauf
04/19/2022Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, FR w/ Andy Shauf
04/20/2022Krakatoa, Bordeaux, FR w/ Andy Shauf
04/21/2022Le Trianon, Paris, FR w/ Andy Shauf
04/22/2022Le 106, Rouen, FR w/ Andy Shauf
04/23/2022Kulturfabrik, Luxembourg, LU w/ Andy Shauf
04/24/2022TivoliVredenburg, Utecht, NL w/ Andy Shauf
04/25/2022Rotown, Rotterdam, NL w/ Andy Shauf
04/26/2022Doornroosje,Nijmegen, NL w/ Andy Shauf
04/28/2022Loppen, Copenhagen, DK w/ Andy Shauf
04/29/2022Ingensteds, Oslo, NO w/ Andy Shauf
04/30/2022Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, SE w/ Andy Shauf
05/02/2022Knust, Hamburg, DE w/ Andy Shauf
05/03/2022Silent Green, Berlin, DE w/ Andy Shauf
05/05/2022Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, BE w/ Andy Shauf
05/07/2022Little Waves Festival, Genk, BE w/ Andy Shauf
05/07/2022Luxor, Cologne, DE w/ Andy Shauf
05/09/2022Castle and Falcon, Birmingham, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/10/2022Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/11/2022Drygate, Glasgow, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/12/2022Gorilla, Manchester, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/13/2022Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/14/2022Fiddlers, Bristol, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/15/2022Chalk, Brighton, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/16/2022Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/18/2022Empire, Belfast, UK w/ Andy Shauf
05/19/2022Button Factory, Dublin, IE w/ Andy Shauf

Helena Deland

After the French composer Lili Boulanger’s untimely death, her sister Nadia actualized the ultimate sororal pact by devoting her life to spreading the legacy of her younger sister’s musical genius. It was when Deland’s friend Lylz arranged a concert of the late sisters’ compositions a century later that Deland first heard the Boulangers’ music and learned of their immortal devotion to one another. The tone was set, then, for Deland’s epic homage to her friendship with Lylz: a double-edged promise to sisterhood and to the mirthless pursuit of recognition. From a history hopeful in its hauntedness springs “Lylz”: an ode to a friendship born out of mutual esteem and fanned by the flames of worldly dissatisfaction. Recorded with Jake Portrait in his Greenpoint studio, the song playfully unites lush, ominous sounds with innocent yet macabre lyrics, like a candlelit murder mystery in which an unconditional alliance with another player is felt in the warmth of a glance. “Lylz” pens out in loopy lapis cursive the delicate line between a lust to be witnessed, and the buoyant, aching forever-after of female friendship.

¨Lylz¨ is Deland’s first release since her 2018 series of EPs entitled “Altogether Unaccompanied”, a two-year period during which she toured with Weyes Blood and Connan Mockasin, amongst others, opened for Iggy Pop in Paris and collaborated with JPEGMAFIA.