Camille Delean - "Timberline Rover" (New Habitat Records): This voice is new to these ears, but consider them impressed. A nomadic singer/songwriter who grew up speaking French in small-town Ontario, Delean has lived in Nashville, Paris, London, and Montreal, gradually summoning her muse prior to recording her debut full-length album.
Music On The Grey Mile will be released on Aug. 18, and this advance track will elicit interest.
The gently mesmerising "Timberline Rover" showcases the purity of Delean's voice, one that evokes comparisons to compatriots Sarah Harmer and The Weather Station. The song is neatly complemented by well-executed choreography in the accompanying video clip.
The album was recorded in collaboration with London’s Ben Walker (Josienne Clarke) and Montreal’s Michael Feuerstack (Snailhouse, Bell Orchestre, the Luyas). Both Walker and Feuerstack play on the record, alongside, amongst others, pianist Mathieu Charbonneau (Timber Timbre) and violinist Joshua Zubot.
Of interest is the fact that Delean co-wrote two songs on the new album with Brad and Marylynne Stella of roots duo The Stellas. As a teenager in Nashville, Delean recruited Brad Stella to produce her 2011 debut EP, Roads Of Empty.
Delean plays Toronto's Burdock on Aug. 17, followed by shows in Thornbury, Collingwood, Fredericton, Sackville, Halifax, Ottawa and Montreal. Full details here