Friday March 1st brought the EP release of an up and coming favorite of Rockaway Beach, Patsy. Not only did Patsy release a five-track EP of pure nostalgia-pop, in a collaboration with his wife and film maker, Laura Nesci, they released a visual for each track. The visuals were recently premiered at the Rockaway Beach Film Festival.
Through the fuzzy nostalgia that taints each track, Patsy’s voice shines through crystal clear. My favorite example of this is on “Why Am I Waiting on You?”:
The simplicity of the tracks is brilliantly approachable and easy to relate to, offering a place for listeners to settle in very easily. No overthinking or over interpreting. “Fucking Amazing” is the perfect example of this. Though the track has to be handed out to the public with the EXPLICIT stamp in all caps because of the repeated F bombs, the track captures the essence of those moments when all other words escape besides “fucking amazing!” On “Call That Love”, his recurring howl gives the title of the track a very literal, but perfectly playful, meaning. The EP is sweet, clever, concise and delicious.
Laura Nesci coincidentally created the accompanying visuals for the EP the very year that Patsy was writing the EP, accidentally capturing the unique process. Nesci had this to say about the visuals:
It’s a love letter to our hometown of Rockaway, the people we love here, the recurring memories and repetition of everyday life and work superimposed over the magic of people working together in creative process.
and Patsy had this to say about the visuals and his wife ❤ :
The visual companion my wife made just couldn’t fit nicer with the music and the message and I’m very lucky to have her.