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Ronan Steinbaum and Pavle Popov…
An encounter of countries, styles and souls that led to an electro-acoustic project called « Smile ».

Ronan, an Israeli musician who sings and writes (mainly) in english and Pavle, a classically trained musician and composer from Belgrade, met last summer at a music Festival in France where they were both performing separately.
During the Festival in between sound checks, bus travels and stage mounting a connection began and Pavle accompanied Ronan playing double bass.
A few months later, the interaction continued when Pavle sent a few electronic tracks to Ronan who added words and melodies and voilà « Smile » !


released May 21, 2015

Music, live & electronic arranges: Pavle Popov
Lyrics, song melodies & vocals: Ronan Steinbaum
Mix and mastering: Srdjan Popov
Graphic design & iluustrations: Aurore Vigne



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Track Name: Flowers
Look in don't look around
Freedom doesn't make sound
Say yes do not ask why
Hold on don't let it dry

Flowers smiling at me everywhere
Hours waving to me as they pass
Summer children playing in the park
Daily showers

Look in don't look around
Freedom doesn't make sound
Say yes do not ask why
Hold on don't let it dry

Nothing can make you sad
There is no good or bad
Don't try to understand
Look in don't look around
Track Name: Distant light
Distant light come to me
Distant light show yourself
Distant light take me in
Distant light don't you fade

Breath it in make it clean
Look it up its not far
Don't think about it too much

You may be holding strong
You may willing to let go
There's nothing keeping you in
There's nothing making you small
And you can shine by yourself
I might be someone you know

Don't hide don't play
Don't fear don't stray
Don't fall to the trap
Don't seek don't find
Don't let it get to you
Track Name: Faded
An instant in A life
A fragment of a A smile
That faded

A piece of clothe that hangs
A woman and A man
That faded

A way with no return
A color and A taste
That faded

A thing I had to say
Another day that passed
And faded
Track Name: Garden
Nowhere to belong
Trying to look strong
Nothing makes you happy
No one knows you're funny

Filters in your head
Garden in your heart
No one sees you're trying
No one sees you're hiding
Track Name: Naturally
Life happens in and out and through you
The color changes every day
The things I know the things i look at
Reveal their shape in every way

כל המילים שותות בשקט
כל הדברים קורים בזמן
כל הסיבות יושבות בדרך
כל הנוצות עפות לבד
Track Name: Smile
Smile with your eyes
Smile with your hearts
And with all that you have

Touch with your hands
Tender as birth
And sacred as a child

Find what you need
Grow to this life
Like a tree with no doubt