Out of Western Canada comes the indie-emo, emotionally-driven project year over year, comprised of one candid solo musician, Dorian Pintaric. Spending his teachable teenage years performing in bands before coming back to his passion as a solo artist, Pintaric has a strong DIY ethic, as he candidly discusses personal adversity and heartache in his latest EP The Love We Think We Deserve, which dropped November 27th. Dorian spoke with The Fountain about the EP in more detail as well as well as aspirations for 2021.

TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to The Love We Think We Deserve

I do! all things considered I would say the reception has been positive. Releasing anything during the pandemic can have so many varying outcomes but I’m really proud of how this release went and I think it really put this project into perspective!

TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?

I would say “the love we think we deserve is a collection of songs that feel to me like a coming of age movie.”

TF: What is your plan for 2021, after this release? Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging? 

I spent the end of 2020 writing some new material so I’d really like to get into the studio and work on the next batch of songs in 2021, that would be my personal goal. My favourite venue to date is this local venue in Calgary called McHugh House. It’s a small DIY type venue it doesn’t really fit many people and it’s extremely intimate. I feel like I’ve spent a lot of time ironing out songs there so it feels like a second home. I think the place I look forward to the most is playing some shows in Eastern Canada but I feel at this point any show would do though haha.