- 11 Jan 21
Having been among the standout acts at Irish Music Week, Patricia Lalor has released a new EP. Here, she discusses being pigeonholed and her plans for the future.
What are the main themes within your new EP This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall?
Most of the songs off the EP are based on myself through the lens of social situations, which is usually the case with my music. I would say there is a recurring theme in there somewhere referencing social situations but I didn’t really write the EP with any particular themes in mind. I don’t even think I wrote it with the thought of it becoming an EP. I kind of wrote every song based on what I was feeling in that moment and then boom - four of those songs were put together. Each of them have their own little thing but none of them really connect together.
What other artists would you like to collaborate with, if given the opportunity?
I’m not really looking to collaborate, but if I was, it would have to be in person. Online collaborating is very difficult. It’s always felt like such a personal thing to me and I prefer doing it on my own for now. Seeing as I’m just a really introverted person, it’s what I feel most comfortable doing. I’ll probably collaborate in the future when I feel like I know what I’m doing a little bit more and when I find the right person to collaborate with!
Do you think that the comparisons made between yourself and other prolific teen artists like Billie Eilish are reductive?
Maybe a little bit. It’s hard to say, because being compared to Billie is like the best compliment ever, she’s amazing. I guess it’s just the way that some people word it can be a bit reductive but it’s never really bothered me that much. My mom and I have a running joke about the comparison and that’s about it!
What do you hope to achieve musically in 2021?
I hope to sit on my music a bit more, so when I do release something it’ll the best of what I’ve written. I’ll be completely happy with what I’m releasing into the world, which is the main goal. Also SHOWS! I hope gigs will happen next year, because I really do miss those a lot.
Listen to This Is How We Connect, While You Stand So Tall below.