Shinest Latvian Music Rising Star 17-years-old ‘Patrick Tabaks’ recorded a wonderful in guitar driven POP style influence from rock, flamenco, lo-fi and even jazz is sensible throughout the record. Start the Journey with the first song ‘Lost my Mind’ the 9th December in Formula Indie

Shinest Latvian Music Rising Star 17-years-old ‘Patrick Tabaks’ recorded a wonderful in guitar driven POP style influence from rock, flamenco, lo-fi and even jazz is sensible throughout the record. Start the Journey with the first song ‘Lost my Mind’ the 9th December in Formula Indie

Patrick Tabaks was busy readying his debut album Lost My Mind
for release in September. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter
spent much of 2020 writing and recording the nine-song
collection in studios in the U.K., Sweden, Canada, the United
States as well as his native Latvia.
Lyrically, Lost My Mind finds the singer contemplating existential
questions and exploring
his own emotional psyche. “The album is really about what has
been growing inside of me all my life,” Patrick explains. “It’s
about what I’ve grown up to experience or what I’ve wondered
about. So, a lot of the songs are kind of about, I wouldn’t like to
say philosophical questions, but questions you don’t really want to think about daily. But those
questions stay in your head. And the other half of the album is the romantic half. It’s about my
emotions.”
The album’s first single “From Time to Time,” was inspired by the bittersweet nature of grief. “[It’s] a
song about the people you’ve lost in your life. The song is about my grandma and my grandpa. I really
didn’t get to spend that much time with them [growing up]. Now that I think back, I wish I could’ve
spent more time with them. It’s a song that gives you the feeling of loss but at the same time the feeling
of happiness that you had when you spent all those moments with those people.
Another single, “Are You Even Real,” marks a left turn both sonically and in content. “[It’s] a little bit
of an outlier,” Patrick says. “The music itself is a bit different than the rest of the songs. But I thought
it was an interesting song with an interesting concept… “Are You Even Real” is [about] my fear of what
happens after death. I just think that talking about your fears is just as important as talking about the
rest of your emotions.”
While Lost My Mind has an undeniable pop sensibility, its influences range from jazz and flamenco
to lo-fi rock. Such versatility is unsurprising for an artist who’s been a musician almost as long as
he’s been alive.
“I started doing music when I was six years old,” Patrick says. “I remember my sister teaching me how
to sing at our home piano. And I really started to enjoy it a lot. And when I was seven years old I started
going to a music school where I got my inspiration from working with these teachers. All these people
who were also into music…it gave [me] a sense of what it is to be a musician and what joy you can get
out of it. I think that’s really where my inspiration came from.”
Under the tutelage of his teacher Valda Tracuma, Patrick began singing opera at the age of 11,
performing at the Latvian National Opera and becoming known as “the boy with the golden voice.” Over
the next four years, he performed duets with famous opera singers such as Sonora Vaice and Elina
Shimkus and performed in productions of different operas both in Latvia and abroad.
Even with his own album complete, Patrick has no plans to slow down. He is currently cowriting and coproducing new songs with singer Elizabeth Luka, as well as collaborating with producer Tim Lars on an
electronic pop single called “Countryside” that will be released on October 15th. He has also started
rehearsals for the leading role in a new musical “The Child Of The Star” written by Janis Lusens that will
debut in November 14th. Patrick also took a part of the cast of musical Rent when the production
resumed at the end of August 2021

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