Through the recent successes of Lil Uzi Vert, xxxTentacion, emo-punk, a nostalgic sound that emerged in the 80s has made a strange but progressive comeback through its fusion with hip-hop amongst other genres.
PatricKxxLee’s debut album, Diary Of An Arsonist showed his ability to channel his dark emotions as muse for his music. He offers this strife-filled rhapsody on his releases and “Rise”, using the rush of whirring electronics, orchestral flourishes, bass drops and electronic guitar samples to create a haunting ambience for his detailed misery.
However, the somber sonics are ironically uplifting balanced against PatricKxxLee’s worries about past regrets and the occasional insecurities that come with self-awareness. Encouraging, “Rise Above The Fall”, he offers unfiltered ecstasy and hope coming from someone who knows what it’s like being down. He could be a broody fellow sometimes, but his reflective lyrics are aware of his gloom and trying to be better for a love interest—“I’ve Been Missing/ From Your Life”.
Listen to PatricKxxLee’s “Rise” below.
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