"You Are The Best"

New female empowerment track 


In time for Mother's Day

Celebrate yourself and the wonderful & weird women and girls in your life. 


"Stand strong and true to you 

'cause you are the best!"




"You Are The Best" out NOW

Hey friends,

New female empowerment track, "You Are The Best" comes out Friday, May 12.

Well, it was supposed to be released on May 12. But guess what?

1. Post-Production delays didn't allow the initially intended release - which was on International Women's Day (March 8). So now...

2. Tenderly aligned with Mother's Day, it's set to be released on May 12. Except...

3. I was waiting for it to show up in "Upcoming releases" on Spotify so I could submit for editorial and set up a PRE-SAVE option for you and.... Wouldn't you know it - release dates hopes dashed yet again (production delays led to three missed release dates already in the last year) - nothing in "Upcoming." But wait - why do I see "You Are The Best" under "Releases" and saying "released on Feb. 10, 2023"?! An error by my Digital Service Provider... who will remain nameless, shit happens, and coincidentally, I've just signed an agreement with a publisher/sync agency who will be taking over the digital distribution, only not just yet. Ay karai!

Amid and despite muchos foibles, fumbles, errors, and delays, the release is still in time for Mother's Day and I am still excited to release "You Are The Best".

Evidently available on all platforms NOW.

Go to https://www.linktr.ee/lolaparks to hear it on your preferred platform.

It's a female empowerment track nudging all females, but truly all humans, to take the time and care NOW to celebrate yourself and all the wonderful & weird females - and humans - in your life.

Remind yourselves of your intrinsic value, your unique way of being you, as only you can be and do.
Let yourself be happy, healthy; cool, confident, competent; strong, smart, sexy & successful.

Be You - it becomes you.

"Stand strong and true to you, 'cause you are the best!" - Apr 28th, 2023


Three new singles out in 2022. Stream & Buy directly from here on the site! Also available on Bandcamp and iTunes.

Audio Store

Hear or purchase high quality mp3 versions of our albums.
No Apologies
Stream Album (7 tracks)
No Apologies

Price: $6.00

Full Album Downloads Price Size Get
Entire Album in MP3 format $6.0029.90 MB
# Title Price Listen Get
1Dreamer $1.00 listen
2Cheater Boy $1.00 listen
3Hey Hey $1.00 listen
4Better Fit $1.00 listen
5Shallow Breathers $1.00 listen
6Freight Train $1.00 listen
7Open Eyes $1.00 listen

The Hustle
Stream Album (6 tracks)
The Hustle

Price: $5.00

# Title Price Listen Get
1All This Time $1.00 listen
2Do Me Right $1.00 listen
3Tell You Why $1.00 listen
4Here We Go $1.00 listen
5When I'm with You $1.00 listen
6Once in a While $1.00 listen

Stream Album (5 tracks)

Price: $5.00

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Entire Album in MP3 format $5.0023.59 MB
# Title Price Listen Get
Trouble With Me $1.00 listen
Zimbabwe $1.00 listen
The Show $1.00 listen
Inside of Me $1.00 listen
Peripherying $1.00 listen

Lola Parks (Debut)
Stream Album (8 tracks)
Lola Parks (Debut)

Price: $6.00

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Entire Album in MP3 format $6.0051.13 MB
# Title Price Listen Get
1The Sky is Falling $1.00 listen
2Special Theory of Relativity $1.00 listen
3Catch 22 $1.00 listen
4September Afternoon $1.00 listen
5Himalaya $1.00 listen
6Now You $1.00 listen
7Falling $1.00 listen
8Hang On (Live) $1.00 listen

For help with the music downloads email [email protected]


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Lola Parks Freight Train lyric video
"Freight Train" is a musical shotgun straight to your heart, an Americana folky-blues track that war...
Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 3
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 2
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks was Live "5 @ 5:55" - episode 1
Live "5 @ 5:55" (pm PT) Fridays right now, friends! Tune in for a live 5-song mini-concert from th...
Lola Parks at Lucky Bar: Bring It On Home to Me (Sam Cooke c...
http://lolaparks.com/ Lola Parks performs a cover of Sam Cooke's 'Bring It On Home to Me' live in co...
Lola Parks at Lucky Bar: Better Fit
http://lolaparks.com/ Lola Parks performs 'Better Fit' live in concert at Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC ...
Lola Parks at Lucky Bar: Hang On
http://lolaparks.com/ Lola Parks performs 'Hang On' live in concert at Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC on ...
Trouble With Me - Shaw video.mp4
Shaw filmed this video for Episode 5 of "The | Seen" - starring Daniel Nair and Kelsey Germain. Supe...
Lola Parks - All This Time (Skydiving Video)
"All This Time" by Lola Parks is off her 3rd release, "The Hustle." Words & music by Sandy Powlik....
Cd release party at the Media Club, Vancouver, November 22, 2011
Once In A While
Lola Parks Trio (Sandy Powlik, Chris Van Sickle, and Dallas Budd) @ Garage Showroom in Duncan. Sept ...
September Afternoon
Lola Parks Trio plays the track, "September Afternoon" at the Duncan Garage Showroom on the evening ...
Lola Parks at TEDxVictoria - Salon performance
Lola Parks plays her smooth, soulful and inspiring music at TEDxVictoriaSalon on October 22, 2013. ...


Book now for special, private and corporate events this summer & fall: [email protected]


Recently - In VANCOUVER:


March 22: "GATHERING OUR VOICES" feat. SNOTTY NOSED REZ KIDS, DJ KOOKUM, LOLA PARKS & more! *Private Event* *SOLD OUT* @ The Fairmont Vancouver


This month - In MAZATLÁN:

Sunday nights @ Pedro y Lola, 6:45-10:30pm: Lola y Los Lolos


Coming up:

March-June - LatAm Music Research & Composition Mentorship with sync and music supervisor guru Patricia Carrera (Control Freaks.mx) - supported by the BC Arts Council

May-June - Mentoring emerging songwriters in the Minnekhada as Muse Songwriting Project - mentees's final event/performance on June 11 in Kwikwetlem, BC

July 21 - Lola Parks Trio gig @ Hermann's Jazz Club in Victoria, BC


*Pending: some June-July festival and Pop-Up performances in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island


Stay tuned & See you soon!

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Lola Parks (Sandy Powlik) is a Soul Folk Pop singer-songwriter from Vancouver. Her style is intelligent, intimate, evocative, boho chic and deeply influenced by her Indigenous and European heritage while staying true to her jazz roots ALA Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt and Norah Jones.


In 2022, Parks released 3 singles: "You Are Light (Lynne's Song),” a tribute to Parks’ recently late mama, "It'll Be All Right," about early loss of life due to overdose or suicide, and “Never Alone,” about a loved one not returning home. "Somber yet hopeful," says Parks of the recent releases, "with a resilience, acceptance and carrying-on: la vida sigue."


No Apologies, her 2020 album, features singles, “Dreamer” and two-time International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist “Freight Train.” “No Apologies encourages us to own all of who we are, stand strong in our roots and our right to be, speak our truth and stand up to power,” explains Parks. “The songs are about female empowerment, dialogue, forgiveness, and celebrating where we come from.”


Parks has created a fiercely independent musical history: five studio recordings; five continents, multiple awards (Female Songwriter of the Year, Outstanding Vocal Jazz Musician); Western Canadian tours; TV/film/radio syncs incl. CBC's “The Early Edition” theme song.


Stay tuned for more new music by Lola Parks in 2023! 


One seriously amazing voice” - Brett Smith-Daniels, Luxton Fair


"Lola Parks is the most mature, original, soulful and honest fusion/folk act I've had the pleasure to witness. Sandy Powlik’s dangerous writing and immaculate vocal stylings inspire me to get up tomorrow.” - Barry Newman, Cosmic Debris Mag


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