Montréal-based singer-songwriter, Camille Delean, has shared her new single and video, ‘Go Easy’. The new track poses as a glimpse at Delean’s sophomore album Cold House Burning which is due for release on June 5th.
Take a listen below…
Sonically occupied by meticulously placed saxophone sections, light electric guitar and delicate piano, ‘Go Easy’ marks another highlight on the forthcoming record. Whereas much of the record is occupied with the interior world and a sense of malaise and inertia, ‘Go Easy’ presents the album’s pacifying glow, and the motion to peel back the layer darkness. “This one is the antidote,” says Delean. “Much of the record came from a place of deep tension and unease; ‘Go Easy’ is the soothing force, the light at the end of the tunnel, a calm urge to look beyond the personal (and human) experience. There is a layer of fluidity over the heavy drums to latch on to… a helping hand in getting off the ground.”
Whilst becoming something of a staple on the East Coast Canadian music scene over the past few years, supporting the likes Timber Timbre, Fink and Andy Shauf along the way, the new album trails Delean’s 2017 debut, Music On the Grey Mile, an album that introduced the artist’s distinct palette.
Whereas her first record was a cumulative travelogue, a reflection of disorientated years on the move, Cold House Burning summons a present-tense examination of its opposite: a troubled settling down. Inertia brought on by illness developed a feedback loop of sorts, a spiralling sense of solitude; it was a strictly interior world decorated with isolation, homebound routines, and internal dialogues, pieced together with little victories.
Written over an extended period of near seclusion at home in Montréal, the album has morphed into a true child of the city, welding together a collection of songs recorded with a pool of trusted collaborators from the city: Delean’s co-producer, Michael Feuerstack (Bell Orchestre, Snailhouse), Jeremy Gara (Arcade Fire), Mathieu Charbonneau (Last Ex, Organ Mood) Philippe Charbonneau (Scattered Clouds, Esmerine), Joshua Zubot (Land of Kush) and Adam Kinner (Land of Kush, Leif Vollebekk).