words by tom johnson
photograph by colin medley
Gold Flake Paint is now a printed journal.
Issue 6 is released in June 2020 and can be pre-ordered here
In 2017, Montreal’s Camille Delean released a debut album full of youthful vigour, a kind of wide-eyed step out into the world. Her new album, released in June, finds its inspiration in the otherworld, written in response to a time of isolation and inertia. It’s a beautiful listen, but a cracked one too, a soundscape laden with trouble brought on by solitude and internal stagnation.
The record takes another tentative tip-toe toward release today with the sharing of new track “Go Easy”, accompanied by a suitably evocative video. Delean, dressed head to toe in white, often looking straight at us, dances slowly and shapely while the song gently unravels around her.
Led by sumptuous instrumentation and almost ghostly backing-vocals, the song is ethereal in the very real definition of that word; delicate and not entirely of this world. Even without its context, however, “Go Easy” makes for a wonderfully wholesome listen, and it’s no surprise to hear that the album features a number of guest collaborators from the likes of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, Scattered Clouds, Leif Vollbekk, and other Montreal staples.
The full album arrives in early June – available to pre-order below – and you can check out “Go Easy” right here.
‘Cold House Burning‘ is out June 5th, via E-Tron Rec.
Pre-order it here