Written by Maria Arroyo
Canadian national musician Camille Delean is pleased to share her new LP, Cold House Burning available now. Based out of Montreal, Camille Delean is a singer/songwriter who manages to create music that is “stylistically timeless with a distinct palette that’s full of place and character.” She describes Cold House Burning as a “study in homebound routine, isolation, small victories and defeats, internal dialogue. Heaven and hell in the mundane; a struggle for balance on the delicate line between domestic dream and nightmare.”
Delean brings these collections of songs together through an extended period of time at home, but is described as a “true child of Montreal.” These songs travel through feelings of challenges, and overcoming those challenges that we face in our lives, and is a “test of survival skills in a different kind of wilderness.”
The opening track “Idle Fever Out of Tune” is a beautiful and trance-inducing song with a lot of movement in both her melodic structure and the instrumentation. The same can be said for her next song “Sleep In” which carries over those same contours that her previous song does. There’s a beautifully done slow jazz-inspired instrumental that adds a lot of depth and maturity to her sound and makes for a nice change from the opening song.
“Afraid of People” is a very intimate song that I really resonated with. The story that Delean’s able to tell is clear and relatable, while not shying away from an impressive song structure that carries the song along. Bringing an even softer feel to the album are her songs “Medicine Morning” and “Flash Flood (Milieu Intrieur)” which were alluring and great listens to stumble upon. The listener is able to get lost in her wave of emotions through the song while she creates these vividly stunning visual pictures that bode well for Cold House Burning as a whole.
Delean’s next song “Go Easy” is structurally similar to the songs before, but uniquely still tells its own story. “What I lost In the Snow” brings her beautifully executed LP to an end with some familiar melodic moments, and with a very carefully thought out story.
I admire the authenticity that Delean is able to capture in her recordings. Her voice has the ability to ease your bones, mind, and spirit while feeling effortless. Camille Delean has surely outdone herself with Cold House Burning and I can’t wait to see where she will go from here.
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