Minnesota-based artist nobody likes you pat has released his new single, “midwest blues” alongside the announcement of his debut LP, imago out November 18th via Nettwerk. The new track is accompanied by his self-directed music video shot in the picturesque covered area of Double Springs, Alabama. Watch it now below.
Speaking on the new song, singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Pat Kiloran said, “’midwest blues’ was the first song I wrote in 2021 where I knew, ‘Oh, I’m making THAT kinda record.’ I was about to turn 30 and had been thinking deeply and often about what my 20’s had given me: I had become a husband, a father, a full-time artist. I had come to terms with my broken family dynamics, my OCD, my anxiety, my generational alcoholism, my departure from a toxic version of the faith I hold dear. I had started therapy. I experienced the death of loved ones. I went through sickness and health; rich and poor. The boy I was at 20 would barely recognize the man I had morphed into. And yet, a few things always stayed the same: faithfulness, hope, and most of all: love.”
Discussing the video, he said, “My friend Dawson and I drove down from Nashville to the middle of nowhere in Alabama for two days, with nothing but our clothes, his camera, and an unfortunately rented Mustang convertible. Our only hope was to find some natural beauty along the way. And find it we did. Between shots of rushing waterfalls, careening bluffs, giant rock formations, serene lakes, and having a very strange yet moving encounter with a local widower, a simple concept turned into a soft and gentle piece of art. We’re all so tied to the day in and day out tasks of our lives. And we’re even more distracted by the constant flow of suggestivity and media around us. We all need to remember that at the end of the day: we’re just human. And that’s all we can be.”
Pat has partnered with the non-profit organization MusiCares to donate a dollar for every pre-save of “midwest blues”. The organization helps musicians have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis.