Patrick Droney made his debut just two short weeks ago with the song “Stand and Deliver.” The reflective track introduced the world to a soulful new voice in Music City’s creative community. In its first week of release “Stand and Deliver” logged over 100,000 streams pushing it into the Top 10 on Spotify’s Viral 50 in the US.
On the heels of Droney’s breakthrough, the independent Kobalt/AWAL artist announced yesterday via social media the release of a new track “Always Been the End of the World,” available today, and the release of his self-titled EP set for next Friday, August 3.
“As Springsteen put it, ‘there’s something transformational about a last ditch do-or-die effort. It brings out honesty, sincerity and humility combining it with a willingness to risk it all,’” Droney says of the optimistic track about the end of the world. “There’s great comfort to be found in the fact that every generation has had their own version of the end of times yet carried on.”
The just released song was written by Droney, Melissa Peirce and Ben West, and produced by Droney, West and Ian Fitchuk. With tribal drums and buoyant chants, “Always Been the End of the World” questions if bad times are in fact opportunities to shine your light in the dark: “It’s always been the case / There’s always been a flood/ Always gonna say it’s the worst it ever was / I’ll give you my best / Honey that’s what you deserve / Let’s forget the rest / Cause it’s always been the end of the world.”
“What started as a text of comfort to a friend led to this song of perseverance. I believe when times feel like they are at their worst, they invite us to challenge them with our best,” shares the singer/songwriter.
Produced by Droney and Fitchuck,* the five-song collection about love, loss and everything in between serves as a powerful introduction to the wise-beyond-his-years, pop-soul artist. Droney also co-wrote all the songs featured on the EP which is available for pre-order today.
Patrick Droney EP Track List
- “Stand and Deliver” (Patrick Droney/Kevin Griffin)
- “Brooklyn” (Patrick Droney/Gordie Sampson)
- “Ruined” (Patrick Droney/Sarah Buxton/Ian Fitchuck)
- “Always Been the End of the World” (Patrick Droney/Melissa Peirce/Ben West)
- “High Hope” (Patrick Droney/Aron Wright)
*Track 4 – Additional Production by Ben West
For more information on Patrick Droney, visit patrickdroneymusic.com
About Patrick Droney
New Jersey native Patrick Droney spent his formative years touring with the likes of BB King and James Brown, with features in prominent magazines and appearances on national television (People Magazine, Guitar World, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon). After attending Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, Droney moved to Los Angeles to focus on songwriting, subsequently placing songs in a number of major network television shows and attracting the attention of leading musical instrument manufacturer, Fender (FMIC), as one of their go-to artist ambassadors. In the fall of 2016, Droney relocated to Nashville and immersed himself in Music City's songwriting community. In 2017, the now-26-year-old signed with G Major Management (Thomas Rhett, Danielle Bradbery) as well as Kobalt for publishing.