Nova Scotia’s Smaller Hearts are set to release their brand new single, “Double Space” on Friday, March 26, but the lucky readers at Canadian Beats, are getting an advance listen!
“We love sad songs, and that usually shows in our songwriting, but something about the long, weird summer of 2020 made us want to try our hand at being a bit more optimistic,” said Smaller Hearts’ Ron Bates (he/him) and Kristina Parlee (she/her).“These times are scary and strange, but when a hopeful thought entered our minds, we thought we’d try to run with it. Maybe we needed a break from our own pessimism.”
“Double Space” was recorded and mixed by the band in Dartmouth, NS, with the exception of the lyrics and vocals, which were written and sung in Cape Breton, while watching cormorants dive in St. Anns Bay on a scalding and beautiful August afternoon.
“The title “Double Space” is almost an instruction: let’s be bigger; let’s be uninhibited; let’s double space,” they said. “It’s about meeting challenges head on, a song about being brave. Almost a rebuke to 2020, or a challenge to ourselves to rise above the bad vibes of the time, even if only for the duration of a pop song. There’ll be time to come back to earth later.”
Check out the single below, and stay up to date with the band via their socials.
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