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Patrick stefan Shares New Video ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ From His Debut Album WAYFARE

September 30, 2022

Patrick stefan is an Irish-Dutch singer and wayfarer; born in Co. Clare now based in Dublin, he’s travelled & lived in different corners of the world from Scandinavia, Brazil to Africa. Inspiration for his songs come from a colourful background of experience: learning tribal songs in Mali, jazz guitar in Boston, folk singing in Helsinki and drumming in north Brazil. His songs have been compared in sound to Paul Simon, Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake, James Blake, Milton Nascimento and Peter Broderick.

Patrick Stefan shared his debut album, ‘Wayfore’ on 23rd September 2022, today he shares a new lead track from the album, and accompanying video, directed by Patrick, and produced by Dovile Krasnickaite, DOP Philip Kidd/Idiosync Films.

Speaking of the song ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, Patrick says:

“I grew up listening to George Michael singing this song on the radio. As a child I was introverted & melancholic and this is the earliest I can remember a song’s lyrics completely disarming me. I was far too shy to show anyone that I loved the song as I had no reference for romance or heartbreak aged 12 – but still always wanted to cover it.

Thereafter I wrote songs throughout my teens never showing anyone, so it feels right to channel that confused teenage angst through one of the most-covered pop songs into what has become the lead single for my debut album.

Turns out that almost everyone has felt the message of this song mean something in their own lives. I put my own stamp on it, making it faster and singing mostly in falsetto voice resulting in a kind of fragile, bouncy angst ballad.”

‘Wayfare’ the debut album from Patrick stefan is out now.


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