[Cover photo credit to Tess Roby]

Montreal’s Helena Deland has shared the intimate new single “Swimmer”, the first release since her 2020 debut full-length album, Someone New. The song is dedicated to her mother who sadly passed away last year and is accompanied by a video that Helena filmed and directed using footage taken while flying over the St. Lawrence River via helicopter.

Deland shares:

“A little while after finding out that my mother was sick and that our days together were numbered, I went through a fundamental change, faced as I was with the need to reconsider things I had taken for granted. Growing older with her was now an impossible scenario, but I was being offered a suspension, some time to understand and try to change patterns that had been detrimental to our relationship, and to love her how I wished for her to be loved.

I feel that we are in a similar predicament with the world, faced with the climate crisis.

Some losses are too big to wrap our minds around. Here, I am on the beach, watching my mother swim, faced with the immensity of the ocean, of our fragility, riding the troughs of magical thinking and crests of acceptance.”

Swimmer” single cover artwork by Jack Bool

The release of “Swimmer” comes just before Deland embarks on an extensive tour and includes headlining dates in Los Angeles and New York City , along with dates supporting The Weather Station and Andy Shauf , the latter of which will continue on with an overseas run through May of 2022.

Helena Deland 2022 Tour Dates

* Supporting The Weather Station

™ Supporting Andy Shauf

TICKETS

2.17.2022 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge

2.19.2022 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *

2.21.2022 Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *

2.23.2022 Minneapolis,MN @ Turf Club *

2.24.2022 Madison, WI @ High Noon *

2.25.2022 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *

2.26.2022 Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall

3.01.2022 Quebec, QC @ Le Pantoum

3.03.2022 Montreal, QC @ Le National

3.05.2022 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

3.13.2022 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club ™

3.15.2022 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ™

3.16.2022 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater ™

3.25.2022 University City, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ™

3.26.2022 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar ™

3.29.2022 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall ™

3.30.2022 Washington, DC @ Black Cat ™

3.31.2022 Philadelphia, PA @ Union transfer ™

4.18.2022 Düdingen, CH @ Bad Bonn ™

4.19.2022 Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne ™

4.20.2022 Bordeaux, FR @ Krakatoa ™

4.21.2022 Paris, FR @ Le Trianon ™

4.22.2022 Rouen, FR @ Le 106 ™

4.23.2022 Luxembourg, LU @ Kulturfabrik ™

4.24.2022 Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg ™

4.25.2022 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown ™

4.26.2022 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje ™

4.28.2022 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ™

4.29.2022 Oslo, NO @ Ingensteds ™

4.30.2022 Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klubb ™

5.02.2022 Hamburg, DE @ Knust ™

5.03.2022 Berlin, DE @ Silent Green ™

5.05.2022 Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique ™

5.06.2022 Cologne, DE @ Luxor ™

5.07.2022 Genk, BE @ Little Waves Festival ™

5.09.2022 Birmingham, UK @ Castle and Falcon ™

5.10.2022 Edinburgh, UK @ Summerhall ™

5.11.2022 Glasgow, UK @ Drygate ™

5.12.2022 Manchester, UK @ Gorilla ™

5.13.2022 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social ™

5.14.2022 Bristol, UK @ Fiddlers ™

5.15.2022 Brighton, UK @ Chalk ™

5.16.2022 London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire ™

5.18.2022 Belfast, UK @ Empire ™

5.19.2022 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory ™