Free from any conceptual notions this time round, the north Londoner has delivered a free flowing collection of songs, exchanging typical song structures with emotions. The aim was to let the music flow out naturally, regardless of whether they fitted into any traditional format. He furthers this by saying;
“It was also written at a time when I having to remind myself to be true to who I am and have less regard for what anyone else thinks , hence the hyphen in the title.”
Lead track ‘Tobacco’ fits this ethos perfectly, with no set structure of verse, chorus breakdown, Patch has focused more on feeling, inwardly looking lyrics and a relentless flow. He explains;
“Tobacco is simply a release of thoughts that were circling through my head at the time, it’s freeness is pretty much a blueprint for the E.P.”
2016 was a breakthrough year for the burgeoning wordsmith. Tracks such as ‘Point Of View’, ‘90s’ and ‘Sketchbook’ followed the EP ‘Space Between The Heartbeats’ all of which helped establish Patch as a one to watch after being championed by platforms such as Complex, Indie Shuffle, MTV, SBTV and Reprezent.
There is an obvious duality to Patch’s music, whilst not afraid to tackle personal issues and contemplative moods in his more chilled tracks, he also covers more basic and carnal instincts of a 20 something in London. Coining the philosophy which ties all his music together as ‘Embracing Your Contradictions’, he describes this ethos as "a way of encouraging myself and others to express all elements of who they are, even the bits that don't make sense to the rest of the world."
To celebrate ‘Embrace Your Contradictions’ Patch has announced a new clothing brand, kicking things off with ‘EYC’ T-shirts available online here