This week we’re crushing on Ron the Baptist.
Ron the Baptist is neither a baptist nor a Ron, but the moniker of Canadian musician Aaron Ford Carley. With inspirations ranging from eighties pop hit to early 2000s alternative, listeners will find themselves reminded of the Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Bleachers, as well as high-concept acts including Alex Cameron and Foxygen.
Aaron/Ron the Baptist has a new record coming out right around now and we know it’s going to special. His debut EP Sorry This Happened To You features collabs with some of Toronto’s most talented, including producers Frankie Figiomeni and Feurd Moore of The Elwins and backing vocalists Meg Contini and Jill Harris from Dwayne Gretzky.
Have a listen to his single “Adonis” here:
And it’s crush time!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
It’s all about the haircut and the shoes – start at opposite ends and work your way into the middle. You can tell everything you need to know about a person by what they wear on their head and on their feet.
What is your ideal first date?
A long walk on the beach, a candlelit dinner, maybe an acoustic serenade – whatever I can do to distract you from the fact that I haven’t paid the electricity bill. Can’t go wrong with some good drinks, good food, good laughs and a real bad movie.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If you start clapping when the airplane lands, we’re gonna have a problem.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men or women out there, what would it be?
She’s always right, even when she’s wrong. Learn how to cook something other than pasta, because that never impresses anybody. And if it all doesn’t work out in the end just remember that it don’t matter if you win or lose in the game of love – what matters is how good you looked while you did it.
Describe your love life in one word.