Drawing Room, the new EP from Helena Deland, covers a lot of ground over the course of just four songs. “Aix” beguiles with a sense of musical whimsy that undercuts the sharply drawn, melancholy imagery of the lyrics, while “Baby” is a swirling, effects-laden dreamer that stretches out for large spaces. In the meantime, “Black Metal” practically rips—not like the title implies, of course, but comparatively speaking; it’s closer to Americana-noir in its form. We asked the Montreal-based artist to tell us what each song is about:
“This is about the powerless will to make something last longer than the circumstances can allow it to. It is about the naive hopes you create for the sole purpose of enjoying a moment quickly approaching an abrupt end.”
“Black Metal” is about feeling powerless and unable. A stubborn devotion to an already lost cause.”
“It’s about being under a special someone’s spell. The quiet strength of charisma, for it intoxicates with its off-beat nature and clumsy appeal. ”
“Impossible love. Something so unattainable we obsess for more.”
Stream the BULLETT premiere of Drawing Room, below, ahead of its official release Friday.