Vancouver, BC-based singer-songwriter Lola Parks has teamed up with us at Canadian Beats to unveil her newest single, “Dreamer”, which combines R&B, Pop, and funk to create an empowering track about the importance of standing firm in your beliefs. The single is from her upcoming album, No Apologies which is set for release on September 25, 2020.
“‘Dreamer’ is about standing up, speaking up, being bold, daring to be yourself, self-empowerment, feminist empowerment and standing strong in your roots,” says Lola Parks.
Check out “Dreamer” below and find out more about Lola via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Lola Parks, a Vancouver based singer-songwriter who straddles genres. I’m a 12th generation female Canadian songbird of Montagnais (Innu), Ukrainian, French & British heritage.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
My music is boho-chic Soul Folk carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves, and a seductive voice. Rooted in jazz and folk, the music is evocative, earthy and uplifting, the lyrics are self-effacing, revealing, and optimistic. It’s an inspired sonic exploration that deeply reflects my journeys around the globe and into ancestry, cultural anthropology, psychology, and language.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I have some live streams coming up in September, follow me on my socials to find out more details!
Sept 4th – Vancouver Livestream
Sept 13th –2020 CFB Esquimalt Formation Family Fun Day Livestream
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
My new single, Dreamer!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Current: Leif Vollebekk, Charlotte Cardin, Patrick Watson, Amelia Curran, S.N.R.K., Alessia Cara, some: Arkells, Biebs & Mendez
Old-school: The Tragically Hip, Crash Vegas, Cowboy Junkies, Sarah McLachlan, Sarah Harmer, Rheostatics, Martin Tielli; Broken Social Scene, Alanis Morrissette, Arcade Fire, Jann Arden
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.