Patrician - Artistry & Personal Growth
As we tap deeper into Philadelphia's music scene, we come across a unique soul - that being Patrician. Let's dive into the story of a passionate artist who has strong view points on the current state of music.
Who is Patrician, and what does being an artist mean to you?
"I’m just a suburban girl that has found peace and tranquility writing music. For me it's been all about self-expression and being able to translate what's in my mind into a melody. That's what’s been so satisfying for me. I can literally make a song about the struggles of dating and then another about a random thing that happened to me last week. The possibilities are endless. And I continue to surprise myself."
What have you been working on lately and what does it mean to you? What influenced you to create it?
"My latest work has mainly consisted of writing about this huge transition I've made from being young and naive, to realizing that this life thing is no joke. I’ve gotten reality check after reality check since 2022 began. A lot of it pertains to my personal growth and love life. I would typically ignore logic and make decisions based on temporary emotions. Because of this, I've gotten myself into some pretty sticky situations. Writing about it in a poetic way has helped me to cope with this transition better and follow my progress in my music. Instead of beating myself up for my mistakes, I'm embarrassing the art in making them."
So how about now - do you have goals for 2022? What should your fans expect from you?
"I am currently working on mapping out my first EP. I know what direction I wanna go with, but trying to find the perfect beats has been quite the challenge. Luckily, every song is completely written! I also want to have my own concert at the end of this year. I want to perform with live instruments and maybe have a couple dancers with me too. Follow my instagram (@_patrician__) to stay tuned!"
What is Patrician's view on the music scene you may ask? A bold answer of over saturated music and outlook of artistry being dead.
"To be completely honest, I think the music scene sucks. All of the mainstream music sounds the same because of oversaturation. No one sounds unique. Most artists try to sound like whatever is the current trending song and when you try to be different, you get criticized for it. Genuine artistry is dead. So because of this, a lot of my inspiration and influence doesn’t really come from what some might consider “popular” music. Rock and Alternative R&B have been my go-to genres for years now. Some artists that I admire are Frank Ocean, Paramore, Nirvana, Erykah Badu, SWV, Sza, The Internet, Jhene Aiko, Mac Ayres, Highly Suspect, James Blake, FKJ, Smino, Radiohead, and my all-time favorite, Coldplay. These are the artists that inspired me to start making music."
How will you make an impact? What do you want your impact to be?
"I really want to shake and shift the music scene. I want my sound to be unlike the rest and for people to see it as therapeutic. My melodies will make people feel like they’re floating on a cloud or sitting at the beach during golden hour. My voice will be the waves. I want it to be a source of comfort for those who just want to clear their minds after a long day."
What is your purpose?
"I believe that my ultimate purpose is to fulfill whatever vision God has for me. And through my voice and music, I feel the closest to doing so."
What do you think of your flow and character as an artist?
"I love it, to be honest. I love that people hear my voice and get goosebumps. I do feel like I'm still developing my character as an artist but I know that will come the more I put out music."
What do you have to say to the younger generations?
"Try every and any thing that you are interested in, and it is perfectly okay to not have everything figured out. I felt very lost after high school. There was so much pressure on me about what career path I was going to take even though I hadn’t found out what my true passion was yet. Because of that, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough in my life. Whole time, I was at the start of my life. I ended up going through a lot of different obstacles that led me to where I am today but I'm so thankful for them. If it wasn’t for those trials and tribulations, I would not know what my passion is. It takes time to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and there isn’t always one answer. The path isn’t simple but that's the beauty in it. You’ll look back on your life and appreciate what brought you to the point that you are at."
What are you looking forward to the most?
"I’m mostly looking forward to putting out music that I'm genuinely confident in. The songs I have out right now don’t fully embody where I want to go with this, but they are my foundation and where I’m coming from. I have so many different ideas on how I want my music to sound and I'm looking forward to meeting artists that can help me bring my ideas to life."
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