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Quiet Hearts

by Kristen Martell

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Since returning to music, Kristen Martell has consistently touched the hearts of her devoted fanbase with carefully crafted songs that embrace life’s challenges and quiet moments of beauty. With her debut album ‘Coming Home’ (April 2020) recently nominated for the 2021 ECMA Inspirational Recording of the Year, as well as the 2021 Music Nova Scotia Folk Recording AND Inspirational Recording of the Year, Martell is an emerging artist not to be overlooked.

“Quiet Hearts” is the 2nd single released from the collaborative effort between Martell and award-winning artist Gabrielle Papillon, along with award-winning Producer Dan Ledwell (Jenn Grant, The Fortunate Ones, Rachel Beck). With gentle layers of synth and harmonies, pulsing keys and an infectious beat, Martell has been honing her dreamy folk/pop sound with this all-star team. With gang vocals that soar near the end, ‘Quiet Hearts’ will have you standing tall amidst your innermost challenges and ready to illuminate the path ahead.

“Quiet Hearts” is a powerful addition to her growing catalogue and is available everywhere on October 7, 2021.



What a day! Can we go back, back to beautiful
Where dawn spreads out across an open floor
What a week! Have I lost track? A track that found me
Wandering in artificial dread

Illuminate these quiet hearts
That falter in the dark
And lose their way without a spark

...and keep us standing still
Hands against the wall
Miniature and small
Barely visible

What a year! Was it a waste of time or was it
necessary for our state of mind

Illuminate these quiet hearts
That falter in the dark
And lose their way without a spark


Illuminate these quite hearts
That falter in the dark
And lose their way without a spark


Illuminate these quiet hearts


released October 7, 2021
Written by Kristen Martell and Gabrielle Papillon

Kristen Martell - vocals, guitar, synth
Gabrielle Papillon - vocals, piano, synth
Jordi Comstock - drums
Daniel Ledwell - vocals, piano, bass, synth

Produced/Engineered/Mixed by Daniel Ledwell, Echo Lake Studios
Mastered by Andy Magoffin, The House of Miracles


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Kristen Martell Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

KRISTEN MARTELL, a bilingual folk/pop artist from Nova Scotia, crafts introspective songs reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan. Her latest album, 'Every Season,' nominated for the East Coast Music Awards, showcases her emotional depth. With numerous accolades, Kristen connects intimately with audiences through moving stories. Kristen's upcoming francophone single debuts in Feb 2024. ... more

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