A peek into Helena’s past reveals a history that spanned continents, cultures, and genres before arriving at her synth-heavy sound. Born in India to classically trained parents, raised in Pennsylvania, schooled in the Himalayas, discovered in Venice, now based in L.A., her path to musical success story is anything but typical.
While “Paper House,” with it’s immediately danceable beat and elastic vocal performance doesn’t hit all those cultural touchstones (don’t expect any sitar), it shows a newcomer with a beguiling voice and innate pop sensibility. While it may be a cliché that music is the universal language, "Paper House" just reinforces the truth that pop knows no boundaries. Check out the premiere of the Claire Carre-directed video below, and be on the lookout for her album early next year.
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