Andrew Patrick is a singer/songwriter from Boston, MA who recently released a four-song EP entitled The Inner Monologue. Patrick was playing music for years in Boston before getting picked up by STOMP. He started touring with STOMP for a long time and ended up living in London.
Patrick managed to release a four-song EP at the tail end of last year which he can take credit for the vocals, guitar, and drums. To get to brass tax his music sounds like commercial viable Top 40 sounding pop/rock that you will find on FM radio. Some of it has a slight country twang while implementing a fair amount of grandiose dramatics a la Coldplay and U2. The song structures and chord changes are predictable but Patrick biggest strengths lie in his delivery. He has a good voice and knows how to work it although at times his tone doesn’t have many distinct characteristics.
One thing Patrick knew to get right is the production. This is what a professional recording sounds like and these songs are radio ready. An immediate give away to the stellar production was the drum sound.
Patrick starts off strong with “Leave it in the Summer.” The song is a decent balance between melancholy and hope as he mixes crying orchestral strings hit bright guitars. “Leave it in the Summer” strives for cathartic release in a radio friendly type of way that will be embraced by a general demographic.
“Whispers” starts off as a sparse song featuring his vocals and guitars that eventually reaches towards heaven’s gate. I could practically see the doves flying as the reverb laced guitars tried to create a grand atmosphere. Patrick closes with “Once a Dreamer,” which is the most melancholy song of the four but also a personal favorite. The orchestral strings were very effective on this one.
The Inner Monologue is basically repellent for hipsters but will find a home with people who are fans of what is currently hitting the airwaves of your popular rock/pop station. If you are one of the latter you will most likely enjoy this.
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