Singer-Songwriter nobody likes you pat Announces Debut LP ‘imago’ out Nov. 18th | Shares “midwest blues” single
July 11, 2022 BY Sean Kayden
Saint Paul, Minnesota-based artist nobody likes you pat, the moniker for singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Pat Kiloran returns with his latest single “midwest blues” along with the announcement of his debut LP imago out November 18th via Nettwerk. The track is accompanied by his self-directed music video shot in the picturesque covered area of Double Springs, Alabama.
“Midwest blues” touches upon the sonic fringes of indie-pop and gentle singer-songwriter aesthetics. Written with Toronto-based songwriter Matt Kahane, the song is an introspective, fuzzy, story driven effort detailing pivotal moments in life that led Pat to become who he is now and who he hopes to become as he gets older. The music video for “midwest blues” is a scenic voyage that provides tranquility in a world that’s becoming more tumultuous and perplexing by the day.
Speaking of “midwest blues” nobody likes you pat shares this: ““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.”
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He goes further by expressing this about the music video: “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.”
MusiCares is a non-profit organization that helps musicians have a place to turn in times of financial, personal, or medical crisis. They’ve helped Pat with his mental health struggles in the past, so he partnered with them for the release of “midwest blues.” For every pre-save of the track received, he’ll donate a dollar to MusiCares.
“midwest blues” follows previous 2022 singles “one day before I die,” “maybe monday,” and “things I wish you said.” All four tracks will be on nobody likes you pat’s debut album imago out November 18th.
“midwest blues” is available on DSPs here: https://nobodylikesyoupat.ffm.to/midwestblues
nobody likes you pat – imago LP Tracklisting:
1. maybe money
2. one day before i die
3. midwest blues
5. things i wish you said
6. letters from god
7. tired of going to bed
8. used to love girls
10. love became a wasteland
11. i don’t know what i’m doing
Pat Kiloran may be a father, husband, singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, mixer, and Midwesterner, but above all, he’s human.
Pat grew up in St. Paul, MN, with detours in Canada, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Along the way, he launched a career in audio production for film and television and eventually founded and fronted pop-rock band Milkk. Touring coast-to-coast, the group built buzz, generating millions of streams, garnering media acclaim, and landing countless music placements with ABC, CBS, NBC, and Disney. Once COVID hit, he admits, “It felt the right time do something else.” So, his family packed up their home in Nashville and moved back to Minnesota. Writing and recording in his attic, he introduced nobody likes you pat via the independent now that I’m here, i feel like myself EP and spinning EP in 2021. “I began the process for the album after I moved,” he states. “I was in the same environment I grew up in, but it was a new city ten years later. Everything felt more peaceful. Being here allowed me to find my identity. I tried to create music in a way that felt like a good reflection of who I am and what I’m trying to say.”
Like the rest of us, he spends a lot of time thinking of his family and friends. In his case, those thoughts turn into breezy, bold, and bright indie pop anthems rooted in relatable Americana-style storytelling and stitched together with homegrown production. Going by the name nobody likes you pat, he ponders humanity with the candor of a late-night coffee shop chat among old pals on his full-length debut, imago.
“Within a few months of starting nobody likes you pat, I knew the message for the first album,” he admits. “imago is shortened from the Latin phrase ‘Imago Dei,’ which means ‘image of God.’ I’m writing from my perspective and showing my experiences. These are honest stories and thoughts about everyday life, growth, change, and philosophical expansion. It’s fuzzy, nostalgic, emotional, and raw. The colors are natural. To me, it feels like watching a home movie.”
“I express a lot of emotion through my writing,” he says. “I want this to be the soundtrack for people who are trying to get through their lives and deal with sadness. Maybe it’s a place for you to hear someone else has been there too. For me, nobody likes you pat is the diary of my life that I hope to look back on and read when I’m 80-years-old.”
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