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Review: "midwest blues" - nobody likes you pat

There are times when we get the sense to step back from our life, take in the moment we've found ourselves in, and appreciate the things we've been through to get there. We go through a lot of struggles, and sometimes our days resemble rollercoasters with all of their ups and downs, but one lesson we learn from it is that while the world changes, we change with it. We're not the ignorant child we once were, thanks to everything we've been through, good and bad. However, it never hurts to have a good soundtrack to make the bad a little better, so my first song recommendation is "midwest blues" by nobody likes you pat, or Pat Kiloran.

Now, music videos don't always do the music justice, but that's not the case with "midwest blues". With a nostalgic feel, the official video gives us the feeling of stepping back and being in awe of everything we've accomplished. There's a journey that Kiloran takes us on with the music, the video only standing to complement the dreamy and tranquil sound he achieves. Kiloran's voice has a soft quality to it, perfectly melding with the lighthearted melody and honest lyrics, pushing the feeling of calm through. There's one lyric that particularly does an excellent job of this: "Seems like every couple years/I'm somebody brand new". It describes the progress from growing up, realizing that our younger self would never recognize us, and knowing that it's always for the better. The gentle-sounding track combines this honesty with heartfelt melodies and matches the mood of being with the best people and part of the best moments in life.

nobody likes you pat, or Pat Kiloran, is a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and so much more. He aims to be honest with his experiences, showing his growth and sharing with his listeners in a way that inspires them. He holds a comfortable and nostalgic feeling with his music, giving fans a space to relate and connect to him more intimately. But Kiloran does more than share his own experiences--he's worked, written, and produced music for countless artists, labels, and companies such as TXT, Jin of BTS, Jordan Davis, Disney, Netflix, and more. He returned with this latest single, "midwest blues" on July 8th and left eager fans awaiting more music with his announcement of his debut LP "imago" set to come out November 18th.

Written by Jane Katryn



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