Seth Patrick is a name that should be on the radar of any music enthusiast. Hailing from Southern California, this multi-talented artist has made a name for himself as a versatile producer, singer/songwriter, and guitarist, leaving his mark across multiple genres.
With millions of streams on Spotify and a reputation as a skilled musician, Seth is now poised to make his mark with his debut album, which promises to be a heavily rock-influenced concept record showcasing his incredible guitar chops.
Seth's latest single, "Headaches and Butterflies," is a perfect example of his prowess as a pop-punk artist. The track kicks off with an infectious guitar riff that immediately hooks the listener in, and the driving rhythm section provides a solid foundation for Seth's distorted and powerful vocals. The song is an anthem for anyone who's ever been caught in the throes of young love, navigating the ups and downs of a relationship with all its accompanying highs and lows.
One of the standout features of "Headaches and Butterflies" is Seth's ability to craft catchy, memorable hooks. The chorus is an earworm that will have listeners singing along after just one listen, and the verses are packed with clever lyrics and wordplay with lines like “Bellyaches and missed calls, Give me sad eyes and your sweet talk" that are sure to set you up perfectly for what’s in store next.
Fresh and engaging describes Seth's vocals which come complete with the carefree bad-boy vibe giving tones of confidence and mischief but still effortlessly conveying the emotions of the lyrics while remaining firmly rooted in the pop-punk style. The instrumental arrangement of "Headaches and Butterflies" is also noteworthy.
The guitars are the track's driving force, with Seth's impressive skills fully displayed throughout the song. The crackling drums and electrifying bass provide a sturdy foundation necessary for the amount of head-banging this catchy tune is sure to induce. "Headaches and Butterflies" moves forward with a propulsive energy that never lets up on the wheel of clever production. Seth gives touches of electric gold from start to finish that add extra depth to the track, including subtle harmonies and a well-placed guitar solo.
Let it be known "Headaches and Butterflies" is an impressive showcase of Seth Patrick's talents as a musician and producer. It's a song that will appeal to pop-punk, rock fans and anyone who appreciates a well-crafted hook and a killer guitar riff. With his debut album on the horizon, Seth is sure to make even more waves in the music world, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us next.
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Welcome to BuzzMusic, Seth Patrick. We were on a joyride with “'Headaches and Butterflies.” The song's title is a striking contrast. Can you tell us more about how you came up with the title and what it represents?
I came up with the title when thinking this person doesn’t give me butterflies anymore, just headaches. I thought the two together would make a good title. But I think the song works best like both things together at once, rather than one and the other after. That’s why it’s headaches “and” butterflies, not “then.” I like the contrast in the lyrics. I think it’s relatable because you don’t just feel one thing in a relationship. It’s always complicated. For whatever reason, the title made me think “pop-punk.” Especially the headache part. I don’t think I necessarily set out to create a pop-punk song. It just kind of felt fitting. And at the time, I was listening to a lot of that genre as a guilty pleasure. I wanted the vocal melodies to fit the style and the intro and post hook to sound anthemic, like “All the small things” by Blink.
You're known for your versatility across several genres as a producer and musician. How did you approach blending pop-punk and rock influences in "Headaches and Butterflies," and what other musical styles can we expect to hear on your upcoming album?
I’ve been listening to a lot of different kinds of rock lately. I don’t think I blended genres in this song, but others on the album have other styles. There are a few with hip-hop influences with guitars like “Frostbite” and “Fight Me Till I Stay,” which are already out and a few in the works. There’s a particular type of rock and hip-hop that feels like it naturally fits together. I’m not putting any limits on the album style-wise. It’s not entirely going to be just Rock. There are different ways of contributing to the same concept.
One thing that strings all these songs together is angst, but I can get that point across in different styles. They’re will be guitar solos, electric guitar riffs, 808’s, rap, live drums, acoustic piano songs, hard and soft, all of the above. Pop-punk made a comeback in the mainstream recently, and people sometimes refer to it as Rock under the Rock umbrella, but I think there are a lot of other kinds of Rock that could come around to mainstream again. Like old-school metal/classic hard rock. Biker/road trip rock. I’ve been listening to old bands like Mötley Crüe and AC/DC. I’m trying to make a classic track like that. Hopefully, Headaches is a good foot in the door for me with the rock thing since the hype for pop-punk is already there, and then I can reintroduce people to other rock stuff.
"Headaches and Butterflies" is the fourth single from your upcoming debut album, a concept record heavily influenced by rock music. Can you tell us more about the concept and how "Headaches and Butterflies" fit into the larger narrative?
The album is darker, and headaches lyrically touch some angst and pain but in a fun way. It sounds happy. I wanted to mix in a catchy and fun track that still contributes to the album's narrative.
You grew up near Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Los Angeles five years ago. How have your experiences in both cities influenced your music and creative process, and how do you see your musical journey evolving in the future?
Growing up in Ohio, you don’t meet many people who make music, but there are many different types of music I grew up listening to, and your experiences with friends and sharing music and going to shows impact you. The first time I saw John Mayer live was impressionable, both as a songwriter and guitarist. Going to fests and being friends in undergrad opens you up too. Then in LA, I met many talented people during music school and could dive deeper.
At the end of the day, I try to listen to different styles and pull from as many artists as possible. Also, Machine Gun Kelly is from the same state as me and has been impactful, especially in his last two albums. Me making “Headaches and Butterflies” was definitely a product of the stuff he and his team have been doing. You can feel it in the drums and hear it in the melodies. Another interesting fact is that I had Sean Hurley, bass player for John Mayer, record some live bass for this song. I wrote the bass lines I wanted from him and layered them with another bass. I cut up some things to fit the vibe better. But left in a little bit of his performance, especially in the bridge. He was straightforward to work with, and I’d like to work again on something else.