Patrick Park was exposed to the world of arts at an early age by his mother who was a poet, and his father, who played folk and blues on the guitar at home. Park started playing in a band in middle school and began writing songs on his own once he entered his teen years. Once older, and living on his own, he moved to New York City in hopes of starting a music career. Eight months after moving there, he left the city due to only working odd jobs such as retail and becoming a karate teacher.
In 2000, Park released his first demo, The Basement Tapes. The recording was done in the back of a store owned by his friend’s girlfriend. Later that year, he became friends with Dave Trumfio, a producer who’s worked with artists, such as Wilco and Earlimart. Park worked with Trumfio on writing pieces, and they mixed tracks for his debut album, Loneliness Knows My Name, which was released on Hollywood Records. The results of the album were disappointing, resulting in Park moving to Curb Appeal Records. He stated, “[Hollywood Records] had no idea what to do with me. They’re a pop label, so they were always trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.”
His single “We Fall Out of Touch” is described by Jennifer Kelly of Blurt Magazine as “an extraordinary song, spare, shadowy and full of ache. Though brightened in the corners by staccato guitars, though shifted to shuffling life by its brush and rims drum work, it is centered in enveloping loneliness. If there were ever a song to put on in the dark by yourself while considering the one who got away, this is it.”
Patrick Park at Lamberts
Wednesday, April 09
Doors: 9:30 PM
Ages 21+ Only