An East London native, Patrick Kearns has been heavily involved with music from a young age. With a background in both classical and theatre, Patrick wouldn’t switch to studying contemporary music until the age of 18. With this he discovered his main inspiration and influence, Allen Stone, who introduced him to the extensive world of R&B and Soul music. Patrick spent the next two years honing his craft and establishing his sound. Now he's making his captivating debut with the Acoustic-Soul single “Hideaway”.
We checked out Patrick Kearns’ new single “Hideaway” and we were absolutely blown away by his stunning vocal ability and heartfelt songwriting. Beginning with a gorgeous soundscape and Patrick’s stunning voice, “Hideaway” doesn’t take long to evolve into a bone-chilling, heartfelt anthem. You can tellthat Patrick has poured his heart and soul into this release. Although the track is more somber than some of the mainstream hits we’ve heard, we’re still blessed with the ambiance of electronic elements and powerful vocals to bring the energy. I’d love to hear “Hideaway” in an intimate live setting to truly showcase Patrick Kearns’ charisma and sheer vocal power. Well worth a listen or two and we’re looking forward to hearing more!
Check out “Hideaway” here.
Hey Patrick! Do you believe that the way you intend to communicate your messages through your music is easily received by your listeners?
"I think they'll definitely be able to get a sense of what I'm trying to say through my music. The way I interpret music is through the feeling and energy behind a song and It plays a big part in how I write my own songs. It can be a certain sound that resonates with me or a visual image from my imagination that gets me hooked, so when a person feels an emotion or gives them the urge to move from my songs, that's when I feel I've given them a personal experience to the way I hear music. But the best part about music is, everybody has their own way of reacting and interpreting a piece of art and I love seeing that from people."
“Hideaway” was an incredibly versatile and beautiful track. Where did you draw the inspiration to create this particular type of sound?
"If I'm being completely honest, there wasn't a direct inspiration, to begin with. When I first wrote "Hideaway", it was pretty much an R&B Club type sound. It wasn't until I went to my producer Ramzi with the track that we would end up transforming the sound. I remember we were in the studio and then Ramzi started playing the song on an acoustic guitar with a much more chill vibe, we immediately looked at each other and decided to work on it from scratch. I guess you can say I found my inspiration as I kept trying out ideas and trusting my instincts and that's how it became the song that it is today!"
How would you say that “Hideaway” compares to the kind of music you curated when you first started songwriting?
"Back when I first started Songwriting, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I didn't know how to play any instruments so I relied on people to help with instrumentation, I wasn't the best at writing lyrics and overall I didn't know how to put myself in the music. But after dedicating at least 2 years to just learning and self-educating myself on all of that, I finally got to the point where I had to take everything I knew and I was able to write "Hideaway. The difference between then and now is the journey itself, and I can say I'm proud of how far I've come.
Do you prefer the more intimate recording process over live performance? How do you personally feel when you're performing your music live?
"I'd say live performances have a special place in my heart. All my music experience comes from performing on stage to a live audience and I feel my most comfortable being on stage than anything. Recording in the studio is a completely different setting and something which I've been getting used, it helps when your Producer is really supportive and wants you to make mistakes in order to get better. Performing my music live is such a thrilling experience! it always gives me a great feeling that reassures me that this what I'm meant to do.
It was awesome to be able to present “Hideaway” here on BuzzMusic! What do you think is next for you as an artist? Where do you hope to progress within the next couple of years?
Thank you so much for having me! I loved having the opportunity to give people an understanding of me and my music. I've got BIG PLANS for 2020! I'm gonna continue to release singles and to create content that follows my journey which hopefully motivates and inspires other music artists to do the same!. I have a few personal goals that I want to achieve such as performing at Village Underground In London where several of my music inspirations have played, Being featured on the "COLOURS" youtube channel and a bunch more which you'll just have to wait and see haha.