Lay It Down is the first new music Australia has heard from Patrick James since his gorgeous debut album Outlier featuring hit tracks California Song, Bugs and Covered In Rain.
The creative process for Lay It Down was unfamiliar territory for Patrick, where he utilized a lot of sounds and instruments to create something that was new but still recognizably Patrick James.
“Throughout the entire writing and recording of the song I didn’t pick up the acoustic guitar once, which was strange at first but ultimately gave a new feel and vibe to the music. It’s bigger and bolder,” said Patrick.
This new sound was reached with the help of acclaimed producer Ben McCarthy (Gordi, Alex The Astronaut) who brought harmonized influences and clear process to the table.
“Working with Ben definitely brought out the best arrangement for the song. The percussion in the recording ultimately took my train of thought into a new musical world. I felt like he was great in helping me articulate the direction I was trying to go,” said Patrick.
A trip across the UK with the incredible trio Bears Den on their sold out tour would also provide the final, perfect piece of inspiration for Lay It Down.