Someone New

Helena Deland


The highly anticipated debut LP from Helena Deland is finally here, and it's on beige with marbled white shimmer vinyl.
11-01-2020

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VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Beige with Marbled White Shimmer
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label Luminelle Records
mastering engineer Heba Kadry
pressing location Memphis Record Pressing (MRP)
release type New Release
By the Numbers

1lp
format
2020
original release year
331/3
rpm
speed
300
total pressing quantity
12
inch
vinyl size
standard
weight

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Description

Concerning the album as a whole, Deland says: ‚ÄúSomeone New is about paradoxically feeling sick of and unfamiliar with myself. I realized 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 recognize what defines me both outwardly and inwardly, and made me somewhat new to myself.‚ÄĚ

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Tracklist

Someone New
More Music, Less Stress
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