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Nova Scotia’s own electronic pop duo, Smaller Hearts is made up of husband and wife, Ron Bates and Kristina Parlee. The two will be releasing their debut self-titled album on May 18, 2018. They have recently unveiled the lead single, “Summertime III” from the release. If you like what you hear, be sure to keep an eye out for more from this up-and-coming East Coast duo.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello! Our names are Kristina and Ron, and we live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style
We make pop music with electronic instruments. Our songs are mostly short and might sound kind of happy, but the lyrics are usually kind of sad.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
No upcoming shows—we’re currently in the process of translating our new songs into being played live. We’ll be adding some extra musicians to make things a bit more interesting.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
As of now “Summertime III” is our only release, so we’ll say that one! We have more coming soon, but that song might still be our pick all the same.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
So many! We love the new Michael Feuerstack single. We love Digits from Toronto and Bonjay. The Courtneys, Alvvays, METZ. And B.A. Johnston, and Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, as usual there is a ton of great bands in Halifax these days: Booji Boys, Washing Machine, Not You, Vulva Culture, We Need Secrets, etc etc etc. Also Chiller from Moncton who we know basically nothing about but have been listening to nonstop for the last week!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.