Patrick James is a singer/songwriter from Sydney and today he has released the first piece of music since his debut album release back in 2016.
Speaking on the writing process of the single, Patrick noted how he essentially went through “the entire writing and recording” of his new single without picking “up the acoustic guitar once, which was strange at first but ultimately gave a new feel and vibe to the music. It’s bigger and bolder.”
While also noting how his collaborating with producer Ben McCarthy gave him the opportunity to find a new sound, which gave the “best arrangement for the song.”
“The percussion in the recording ultimately took my train of thought into a new musical world. I felt like he was great in helping me articulate the direction I was trying to go.”
To celebrate the release of the single, Patrick will be playing two gigs in Sydney and Melbourne from Friday 15 September to Saturday 23 September at the Leadbelly and Wesley Anne in their respective cities.
Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, September 23
Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
‘Lay It Down’ is the new single, and according to Patrick, the new single serves as a way for the artist to explore unfamiliar territory lyrically and technically. Have a listen below.