Field Medic Releases New Song 'used 2 be a romantic'
Field Medic, the moniker of Los Angeles-based folk artist Kevin Patrick, has just released "used 2 be a romantic" from his forthcoming album fade into the dawn that will be released on April 19 via Run For Cover Records. The Fader premiered the song and said, "It's the 27-year-old singer-songwriter's most complete and, in parts, surreally beautiful record to date - drifting off into lush acoustics more often than it relies on tinned noise, laced with twilit reflections on ruin without succumbing entirely to darkness."
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Field Medic has also just announced an album release tour that will make stops in New York, Minneapolis, Chicago and more. Find a full list of tour dates below and at www.fieldmedic.net and pre-order fade into the dawn via Run For Cover Records.
Recently, UPROXX shared the video for "henna tattoo," the first song released from the album, and said, "The raw honesty of the song is enhanced by its warm video. Patrick is as gifted a filmmaker as he is a musician, and Field Medic is one of the most exciting indie acts of 2019." Paste Magazine said, "...his anxious infatuation is presented as a passing, unadorned outpouring, conflicting thoughts and emotions rushed to paper, then tape, using only the implements Patrick had at hand."
fade into the dawn is Patrick's first proper full-length release for Run For Cover following his critically acclaimed collection songs from the sunroom, which received acclaim from BrooklynVegan, Noisey, Stereogum and more. The new album features ten sparse, acoustic tracks that reckon with our perceptions of success and self as they face down the inevitable complications that arise from realizing any hard-won dream.
During the recording of fade into the dawn, Patrick found himself going through a number of tumultuous changes: he relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco, where he'd lived and recorded on and off for several years; he left the world of day jobs behind in order to tour year-round; and he decided to quit drinking, only to return to it halfway through a particularly grueling run of shows. It was the sort of emotional rollercoaster that he would normally work through in song, but even the simple act of writing seemed profoundly more complicated than ever before. Patrick had always written candidly about doubt and darkness and anxiety, but fade into the dawn required him to dig deeper than ever before here, blending black humor and bold introspection as he weighs fantasy against reality and searches for meaning in the mundane.
Patrick writes of this process, "I had to learn to let go again, because the best songs are the ones that happen inexplicably, that feel like they come out of me almost against my will."
3/14: Austin, TX - Cheer Up Charlies (SXSW)
3/15: Austin, TX - Pearl Steet Co-Op (SXSW)
5/1: Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
5/3: Chicago, IL - Downstairs at Subterranean
5/4: Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater & Ballroom
5/5: Pittsburgh, PA - The Mr. Roboto Project
5/7: Washington, DC - Songbyrd
5/8: Philadelphia, PA - Everybody Hits
5/9: Allston, MA - O'Briens
5/10: Middletown, CT - Mac650
5/11: Brooklyn, NY - Alphaville
fade into the dawn tracklist:
1) used 2 be a romantic
2) i was wrong
3) this bottle's my lover, she's just my friend
4) henna tattoo
5) hello moon
6) tournament horseshoe
7) songs r worthless now
8) mood ring baby
9) everyday'z 2moro
10) helps me forget...