Sometimes you have to turn off your brain and let your body sing. That’s what Esmé Patterson did on We Were Wild, her gorgeous, forthcoming record which will be released via Grand Jury Music on June 10th, 2016. Across We Were Wild, the Portland-based songwriter’s delicate voice, wry humor, poignant storytelling, and impassioned delivery entwine with fuzzed-out guitars, deep-in-pocket percussion, hints of roots-y country, and a swirling psychedelic hum. PRESS HERE to listen to the first single and album opener, “Feel Right,” via Noisey. PRESS HEREfor physical pre-order, while digital pre-order, including an immediate download of “Feel Right,” will be available on iTunes starting tomorrow.
Esmé Patterson is currently touring across the U.S. with San Fermin. See below to find a show near you.
Unlike Patterson’s 2014 release Woman To Woman which was recorded in about one day, We Were Wild was meticulously and masterfully crafted over the course of one year. “At its core, rock ‘n’ roll is where madness and order collide. Where our sexual, raw, animal nature meets our heart and mind,” says Patterson. “On this album I explored deeper, more far out sonic spaces. I hunted the vibe through vast wilderness.” The opener “Feel Right” gallops along on a wiry riff as her voice carries an irresistible refrain. Elsewhere on the album, “Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin'” showcases the expanse of her dynamic voice. “No River” flows on a silky beat that gives way to Patterson’s soulful delivery, while “Find It” offers up sharp introspection over a delightful groove.
“A lot of these songs were lessons my heart was giving my mind. I want to share them because maybe they can help others the way they helped me.” Watch this space for more on Esmé Patterson and the stunning We Were Wild: http://esmepatterson.com/
Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’
Come See Me
We Were Wild
Yours and Mine