With the release of The Home Inside My Head, Jon Pattie breeds new ground for the world of indie pop. Lush with digital and natural instrumentation, massive choruses, and layered vocal hooks, the record boasts the feel of classic pop anthems. Though the songs are diverse from one and other, there is a glue that holds the songs together much like a concept album. Most importantly, the EP never loses sight of the emotional platform great songs are built from.
The first single “Skate Into The Dark”, is a fun, pop track the builds as it plays on and comes from a very real place.
“Skate Into the Dark is about going into the unknown and trying to not be afraid because of the unknown. Everyone eventually has a point in their life when they will be in a situation that they are unfamiliar with and it's important to not be afraid of that. Personally, I wrote it about me starting to get into the business side of music in which I have no experience with. “ explains the songwriter of his single.
Although the single speaks volumes for the EP, to get a real understanding of where Pattie is coming from, it should be heard in its entirety. Songs reach points of everything from Americana to classic rock.
“What makes this EP unique is the various styles that I implement into it. I put a variety of styles into this EP, but I keep the overall picture of it poppy. The EP is also unique because I wrote every single part, bass, guitar, vocals (lyrics and melody), drums, piano, strings, and synth. Not many artists can say the same.” Says Pattie of the album, and his evolution in songwriting.
Since he began playing music, Jon Pattie has played in a variety of styles and genres as a guitarist in plenty of bands. Still, he knew he wanted to be a lead vocalist. His passion for songwriting came from playing guitar and singing. After years of performing with bands, he finally decided to take matters into his own hands and start recording his solo material. The songs were recorded entirely by Pattie and after the process was over, the Home Inside My Head EP was born.
The songwriter has been playing as a solo act around Austin, Dallas, and Houston and is planning to keep gigging around TX in support of the release.
As Jon himself puts it, “This is only the beginning. I put a lot of work into this EP and it turned out very well, but this is just the first step in my career. Many more releases are to come that will impress, shock, and swoon people. I plan to be a nationally known artist and I will not stop improving myself and my music until I reach my goal. Stay tuned for more.”
The Home Inside My Head EP is available for streaming and download on most major digital outlets now.
To learn and hear more of Jon Pattie and his work, please visit: http://jonpattie.com [+]