New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J. Smith dream pop/electronic project A Beacon School has dropped his new single “Mantra“ and its accompanying video.
The song features on his forthcoming new album, yoyo, out this Friday, October 13th via Grind Select. Pre-order your copy here.
Speaking about it, Patrick Smith said:
“Mantra is the last song on the album, and it states plainly everything I’ve been trying to get across on the rest of the album (and probably in every song I’ve ever written). The main phrase that repeats through the song was something I just blurted out for the demo and planned to eventually change. I was embarrassed at how blunt the words are, but thankfully (ABS bass player) Chase convinced me to keep them the way they are. We agreed there’s power in stating what you feel directly, in this case: “Everything I don’t want to change is changing, Everyone I don’t want to leave is leaving, Everything I want to change is staying the same, Everyone that I want to stay is leaving”.
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