Introducing DAN B. PATRICK

“‘Waiting’ is a song about becoming completely lost in someone, consumed by them almost. First and foremost, it is a love song but it also explores the darker elements of a relationship. It is about being unashamedly vulnerable to a person, even if that person is careless with that vulnerability. I’m generally less interested in writing about the emotions that lie on the periphery of human experience and Waiting doesn’t feel like an exception.”
3 July 2021

By Lucio F

Dan B. Patrick’s introduction to the London music scene comes with his new debut single, Waiting, a heart-breaking and insightful slow ballad that shows off the Irish and Welsh singer’s empowered vocals, as well as his intimately crafted lyrics.

Built with a cacophony of heavy piano chords, while a more elusive string arrangement blends itself into the building vocal rises, Waiting covers all manner of topics from the heights of love, to the more tragic elements of loss and mortality. After perfecting the lyricism in his mind for the last four years, Patrick’s addition of classical backing instrumentation completes the track with a more serious and composed sound.

Discussing the origins of the song’s themes, he states that “Waiting is a song about becoming completely lost in someone, consumed by them almost. First and foremost, it is a love song but it also explores the darker elements of a relationship. It is about being unashamedly vulnerable to a person, even if that person is careless with that vulnerability. I’m generally less interested in writing about the emotions that lie on the periphery of human experience and Waiting doesn’t feel like an exception.”

The first track to be taken from a larger body of work later this year, Waiting is the culmination of years of musical dedication, following the singer-songwriter’s Irish inspirations from Hozier to Foy Vance. Having played sold-out performances in London, and traveled across the pond to Austin and Los Angeles, Dan B. Patrick’s debut is just a first look at what’s to come.

@imdanbpatrick

facebook.com/imdanbpatrick

©FM