Helicon unleash new album ‘God Intentions’ and visualiser for ‘Heliconia’.
The album is available to pick up on 180g gatefold gold vinyl from the Fuzz Club store.
Helicon’s third studio album is their most ambitious and collaborative album to date. Arriving off the back of their 2020 ‘This Can Only Lead To Chaos’ album, ‘God Intentions’ was recorded at Dystopia, Glasgow with producers Luigi Pasquini and Jason Shaw, mastered by RIDE’s Mark Gardener and includes contributions from the Rhona MacFarlane String Quartet, Lavinia Blackwall (Trembling Bells), Mark O’Donnell (Tomorrow Syndicate), Sotho Houle (French avant-garde violinist) and Anna McCracken.
Talking about the new record, vocalist/guitarist John-Paul Hughes says: “‘God Intentions’ is inspired by my brother Gary's story and a few other influences. It's a journey through regret, redemption and resurrection. Our familiar darkness is there, but the record carries a fresh and uplifting positivity. I had a clear idea of how I wanted it to sound and feel long before it began. We're so pleased we achieved it. We managed to hold true to the idea whilst allowing the string quartet, Sotho, Lavinia, Anna, Mark, Jason, Luigi and other collaborators the space to put their mark on it. The album art, by San Francisco based collage artist Nina Theda Black, captures the depth and breadth of themes and sounds we brought together to create a kind of motion in your mind.” - John-Paul Hughes
To celebrate the band play an album release show at Glasgow’s Stereo on May 27th.