‘She’s Gone’, out 24th August, is the debut release from singer-songwriter Patrick Mc Eleney, from his forthcoming debut EP. A collection of songs written over the span of 10 years, reflecting on memories, regrets and on time itself. Initially, self-doubt left Patrick resigned to never release music and to instead hide it away from the world. Recent life events and motivation from the Coronavirus pandemic have pushed him to make a change, finally revising, arranging and recording the songs to create ‘Only Time Will Tell’. It draws on influences from Ben Howard and Damien Rice, while also going deeper into atmospheric and cinematic landscapes with string arrangements and soaring guitars.
Patrick Mc Eleney grew up in Donegal watching the Atlantic tides come and go. The passing of time, much like song writing, has forever been on his mind. Over the years, he has travelled, collecting words, sketching melodies and experiencing life. Growing, learning, hurting and healing.
You can hear it in his voice. The introverted honesty he quietly asserts feels colossal in its weight while impossibly intimate in his delivery. He uses piano, guitar, strings, cuatro and other instruments he’s acquired along the way. For the last few years he has pushed himself to arrange and record them while forcing himself to rise above the deafening self-doubt.