Helen Gilley is involved in a number of projects, most notably in the band Butthole and as a director for the likes of Lilly Hiatt, Jasmin Kaset and Quichenight (to name just a few). Recently “Let’s B Friendz” was released, the debut offering from Gilley under the pseudonym Helly.
Like much of Gilley’s work, it’s a delicately balanced delivery of fun and well executed. The song itself is a smooth jam driven by an infectious keyboard, augmented perfectly by Helly’s antics while out walking the dog. It’s not a piece that requires deep music criticism, it’s just a damn treat.
No word on what to expect from the Helly project but whatever it is, it’s safe to assume it’ll be a joy.