Shares: ‘Fault Line (Late July)’
Announces Album: Cold House Burning – June 5, 2020
Out via E-Tron Records
“The sort of graceful but disquieting music that songwriters might strive to make in the midst of a global pandemic” – The FADER
Montréal-based singer-songwriter, Camille Delean, is sharing her enticing new single, ‘Fault Line (Late July)’ – listen here. In tandem with releasing new music, Delean is announcing news of her sophomore album, Cold House Burning which is due for release via the Hull, Québec-based artist-run label, E-Tron Records on June 5, 2020.
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.
With a swelling tempo and carefully sewn layers of percussion, strings and saxophone, ‘Fault Line (Late July)’ explores the perilous pitfalls that surrounded her physical and psychological state when writing. “It’s a hyper-anxious way of moving through the world,” she says. “Full of warnings, as if being alive meant getting away with something. A snapshot of a state of mind: a good place to visit, but not to linger.” Though sombre in tone, it acts as a true beacon of hope on the album, shining a torchlight through her malaise and looking it in the eye.
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).
Idle Fever, Out Of Tune
Afraid Of People
Fault Line (Late July)
Flash Flood (Milieu Intérieur)
What I Lost In The Snow