|The Great Divide|
|All I Want|
Patrick Rock is a talented singer/songwriter hailing from Greensboro, NC. He released his solo record debut, When All Else Fails‚Ä¶ through Nascent Republic Records on March 17, 2009. This is an album two years in the making, and boasts tracks such as ‚ÄúSave Me‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúCalifornia‚ÄĚ that are both musically engaging and lyrically solid. The album will be available in digital and CD format.
‚ÄúThe past is all behind me, I need the future now‚Ä¶‚ÄĚ sings Patrick in his song, ‚ÄúMuse.‚ÄĚ Nothing could be closer to the truth at the moment. Already having a reputation as a great live performer, he is planning on sticking to his formula of high energy live shows and plans to introduce an intimate acoustic portion as well. It quickly becomes apparent to members of any audience how well-suited and relaxed Patrick is onstage. ‚ÄúThe last couple of albums I put out really struck home with my audience and I‚Äôm hoping this one will be just as relatable.‚ÄĚ During performances, each lyric is delivered with the same intensity as the moment it was written, and it‚Äôs easy to get lost in the expressiveness of the songs.
The title When All Else Fails‚Ä¶ started out as a motivational saying, but took on new meaning in the studio where Patrick would exhaust every instrument, tempo, and idea for the songs he was recording. He created beautifully layered music that took shape into the album he‚Äėd been envisioning. ‚ÄúThis album for me has tons of colors and textures,‚ÄĚ explains Patrick. ‚ÄúI‚Äôve never been the guy that writes 12 songs that sound identical. I look at each of my songs in a totally different light. I think it‚Äôs the same way if I hear Tom Petty or U2 on the radio‚Ä¶ there is lot of variety within these artists, but you always know who you‚Äôre listening to.‚ÄĚ He goes on to describe, ‚ÄúWhether it‚Äôs ‚ÄėMuse,‚Äô ‚ÄėWorld of Fools‚Äô or ‚ÄôReason for Everything,‚Äô I feel like it‚Äės unmistakably me. These are stories of life and love in different shells.‚ÄĚ
More information on Patrick Rock can be found at www.nascentrepublic.com or www.patrickrockband.com.