Helena Deland – Bright Green Vibrant Gray [Music Video]

Today the Montreal musician Helena Deland dropped the music video for Bright Green Vibrant Gray.
The third single is taken from the upcoming second album called Goodnight Summerland which comes out on October 13, 2023 via Chivi Chivi.
A warm folk-pop tune to get us into this fall feeling vibe.

About the track by Helena:
“I wrote the song thinking of a trip I took to a town on the St. Lawrence River, in Charlevoix, Quebec, where the rolling hills and dramatic cliffs were shaped by a meteorite striking the region over 400 million years ago.
Upon impact, its geology changed forever, and since then, erosion has slowly done its work.

“I wrote ‘Bright Green Vibrant Gray’ shortly after losing my mother.
On the scale of our human lives, we might recognize the watershed moments, but there is no telling how deeply or subtly they affect us.
Lyrically, the song is interested in contrasts – the immediacy and acuity of a nascent romance in the context of larger forces such as geological time.
I was interested in contextualizing an encounter between two people within nature’s humbling and overwhelming scale, which outlasts and ultimately subsumes any smaller and human-scale experiences within it.
In discovering another person, there is a heightened awareness, a life-affirming purposefulness. It is akin to creative inspiration; the painter in the video whose work holds such power and immediate force to her ultimately wonders where her work will end up after she’s gone.

When I first went to Sam Owens’ studio, we made this version of the song, which led to the decision to record the album together. ‘Bright Green Vibrant Gray’ will accompany ‘Swimmer’ and ‘Spring Bug’ on Goodnight Summerland, my own humble painting of sorts.”

Bright Green Vibrant Gray gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.