Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Song(s) of the Day # 2,169 PAT

Sometimes you come to a record just a bit later than you should have done. Such is most certainly the case here for me. I first listened to Love Will Find a Way Home by PAT a few days ago through a recommendation by the Brooklynvegan.com end of year best of albums list. Had I done so just a few weeks earlier it would have featured and featured high on my own end of year list because it's a quite spectacular record.

The story behind the album, from what I gather, is this. It's a collaboration between artist Jacolby Satterwhite and musician Nick Weiss. The project takes its name from Satterwhite's mother Patricia who suffered from schizophrenia and died a couple of years. So it's obviously inspired by a good degree of personal pain but they've forged something quite beautiful from it.

Patricia left a whole host of recordings of her singing behind her and the two have incorporated them seamlessly into the album itself. If in need of categorisation you'd probably slot it into the Soul and R&B box. The one must hear track is We Are in Hell When We Hurt Each Other which Massive Attack would be proud to call their own. It's that good. The rest of the record is mighty fine too. Hear it if you can.

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