TORONTO RAPPER PATRIK DROPS NEW SINGLE LONE
PREMIERES VIA NOW MAGAZINE
NEW TORONTO SHOWS ANNOUNCED
SPADINA EP SET FOR RELEASE LATER THIS YEAR
Toronto, ON – March 16, 2018 – Today, Toronto-via-Montreal rapper, Patrik, shares his new single, Lone. The track, which premiered exclusively at NOW Magazine, is one of the first singles from Patrik’s forthcoming Spadina EP, set for release later this year. Local fans will be able to catch live performances of the track, and others, as Patrik rocks stages in Toronto this month. He’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow (Saturday, March 17) at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, followed by a set at Uncrwnd, a showcase at the historic Rivoli on Friday, March 23rd. See below for complete details and stream Lone here.
Patrik describes Lone as the product of “Accepting isolation in order to confront myself of the overwhelming thoughts I have.” The track follows his previously released single, Entitled, which has hit over 12.4K streams on Spotify, and continues to rise. The song falls on the sentiment that, "You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”
In 2015, Patrik released un Clockwork Orange, an EP inspired by the film and the concept of making choices, transitions and how this defines us, interpreted by Patrik as a character that has a spiritual vs. scientific change. It tells the story of Nak Suu, The Gang$ter Hippy: A young immoral adolescent lusting over the fast life as he journeys w/ his droogs: Bishop, Raheem x Steel. He retells the tales of his past life as The Gang$ter, to his spiritual change into The Hippy. As he breaks free from the bonds Alex has put on him, none can decide the faith of his being except himself. Following, he released The Commission EP, a five-track collection of production collaborations with Donato, Jordeaux and IGNORVNCE, amongst others.
Patrik has headlined Confidential Records M.A.P.L. Series showcase that has raised funds for MusicCounts. He has performed at festivals such as the Ontario 150 Art & Music festival, and Canadian Music Week curated showcases. This past September, he was invited to perform at Pop Montreal’s music festival for the second year in a row.
Patrik was recently chosen as one of the five artists to perform at the Jim Beam Make History Talent Showcase presented by Indie 88, Now Magazine and Universal Music Group. He went on to win the Jim Beam Talent Search Toronto showcase.
A lover of fashion with a keen sense for personal style, Patrik’s x10 brand has become a very well-known brand, that is worn by university students throughout the Toronto and Montreal Area. Patrik has also previously worked with, and is currently sponsored by, G-Star Raw's Toronto Flagship Store. They curated a private event at their store in downtown Toronto, where Patrik showcased his talent to an audience of over 100 fans in the space.
Always making a global impact through positive projects. Envisioning a world without boundaries reached through the promotion of unity and the embracing of each person’s unique qualities. Patrik is a clever lyricist who uses metaphors to relate to the heart of the listener. A banner of truth, Patrik speaks his mind. Using music, making his message, one for the masses. Whether collaborating with his x10 collective, or producing work solo, Patrik is a rapper for the People. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Patrik is a versatile, bilingual rapper with an array of diverse interests. Connected to his faith, he enjoys reading the bible, and is an avid viewer of anime and documentaries. Patrik is also fond of sports and exercise. While studying sociology at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he was a dedicated member of the school’s basketball team and Enactus chapter, an entrepreneurship program that challenges students professionally to create their own ventures and projects. The title of his forthcoming EP, Spadina, is a reference to Toronto’s Chinatown neighbourhood, where Patrik currently resides.
Patrik – Toronto Show Dates
Saturday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Party, sponsored by Jukebox, Hop House 13 Lager & 99.9FM Virgin Radio Toronto – Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex - Tickets: http://bit.ly/2Dpnx59
Friday, March 23 – Uncrwnd – Rivoli – Tickets: http://bit.ly/2ImOMkE
Patrik on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2HwiOB8