Come Experience the “midwest blues” with nobody likes you pat (though some of us do)
Change is an inevitable part of growth, and despite knowing just how constant it can be in life, it seems we’re hard-wired to find reflection in that change and think about what has brought us to our present and what our future might look like. Minnesota-based artist nobody likes you pat (Pat Kiloran) revels in introspection with his fuzzy new single, “midwest blues,” which centers on the change he has experienced in his own life and leads to musings about what he hopes the future will bring.
Pat is a singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who burst out onto the indie-pop scene with his debut EP in January 2021 and has earned editorial placement from Spotify and written with and/or produced for countless artists, labels, and companies. With the release of “midwest blues,” he also announced the drop date for his debut LP, imago, which will be out this year on November 18th via Nettwerk.
“midwest blues” captures nostalgia-laced musings over gentle vocals which detail pivotal moments in life that led Pat to become who he is now. The music video captures plentiful shots of nature with a sprinkling of humanity, expressed by the use of an abandoned house background as well as a TV to really draw on the dichotomy. The tranquil scenic voyage that is the music video reminds listeners of what it means to find peace in a world that’s becoming more tumultuous. It connects back to the core message of the track – appreciation for what remains consistent among all of the change, and the rebirth and growth associated. Similar to how the music video shifts between orange and blue hues, Pat also shifts the storyline to not only reclaim the past but also to look towards the future as he shares with us who he hopes to become. Pat shares his inspiration behind the track, and you can watch the music video for below as well,
“midwest blues” was the first song I wrote in 2021 where I knew, ‘Oh, I’m making THAT kinda record.’ I was about to turn 30 and had been thinking deeply and often about what my 20’s had given me: I had become a husband, a father, a full-time artist. I had come to terms with my broken family dynamics, my OCD, my anxiety, my generational alcoholism, my departure from a toxic version of the faith I hold dear. I had started therapy. I experienced the death of loved ones. I went through sickness and health; rich and poor. The boy I was at 20 would barely recognize the man I had morphed into. And yet, a few things always stayed the same: faithfulness, hope, and most of all: love.