- 29 Sep 22
Patrick Stefan's debut album Wayfare landed on September 23rd.
Irish-Dutch artist Patrick stefan has released a music video for his cover of George Michael's 'I Can't Make You Love Me' from his debut album Wayfare. Stefan released the album on the September 23rd, and today has shared the new lead track from the album with a self-directed music video.
The musician's style comes from him eclectic background of travelling all around the world. He's been inspired by learning tribal songs in Mali, jazz guitar in Boston, folk singing in Helsinki and drumming in north Brazil.
'I Can't Make You Love Me' was originally recorded by American blues singer Bonnie Raitt in 1991. It was covered by English singer George Michael in 1997. The song has been covered by many artists since its release, including Prince, Adele and Bon Iver. Now, stefan has put his own spin on George Michael's version of the song.
He explains, “I grew up listening to George Michael singing this song on the radio. As a child I was introverted & melancholic and this is the earliest I can remember a song’s lyrics completely disarming me. I was far too shy to show anyone that I loved the song as I had no reference for romance or heartbreak aged 12 - but still always wanted to cover it."
"Thereafter I wrote songs throughout my teens never showing anyone, so it feels right to channel that confused teenage angst through one of the most-covered pop songs into what has become the lead single for my debut album. Turns out that almost everyone has felt the message of this song mean something in their own lives. I put my own stamp on it, making it faster and singing mostly in falsetto voice resulting in a kind of fragile, bouncy angst ballad," he continued.
Check out the video for Patrick stefan's 'I can't make you love me' below.
Listen to Wayfare below: