For independent music fans, one of the thrills of finding new music is that feeling you get when you hear a new artist and feel like they truly have a chance of ‘making it’. It offers two great pleasures – first, you get to experience something fresh and individual to yourself. Second, you get bragging rights over those who come to the party late.
Patrick McCallion is one of those artists who truly has that kind of potential. There’s never a shortage of singer-songwriters in and around the charts, and his thoughtful, real sound gives the impression that McCallion belongs alongside them. New single ‘Voices’ finds him on sentimental form, commenting on the wiles of love and communication. But the sound quality captures a certain ‘live’ feel, making for a real, emotional connection.