– featured image courtesy of chris almeida –
helena deland’s from the series of songs “altogether unaccompanied” vol. i & ii contains four songs of spectral, spacious pop music. we’ve written about the second volume’s “take it all” in these pages before, a standout cut that recently received a music video treatment.
hazy footage intermittently regains its clarity throughout as director mégane voghell follows the exploits of a couple at glacial speeds. the relationship in tumult deland explores on “take it all” surfaces viscerally in its visual counterpart, which “paints an eerie and overall sad concept of togetherness,” according to deland. it’s a striking composition, one that allows avenues of interpretation while never straying from a concrete message. check it out below.