Originally, I was going to write about another artist – but lately I can’t get enough of Pati Yang’s new EP, Hold Your Horses; I’m guessing that the gloomy weather of late has something to do with it.
That’s not to say that Pati’s music is gloomy by any stretch, but sometimes when the weather gets dark, I need some extra motivation to get my ass outta bed – and Pati Yang’s industrial tinged electronic pop has really been hitting the spot for me of late. For many of you, Pati Yang’s music may conjure up images of the days when Garbage was ruling the airwaves. Being the huge Garbage fan that I am and have been for years, it’s very easy for me to channel that desire to hear all things dirty pop – and I don’t mean in an Nsync way, trust me.
For those of you that are new to Pati Yang’s music, she’s actually been around for years and is quite well known in her native Poland. Over the years, I’ve been a pretty big fan of her music and own every one of her albums – and even her 2010 collaboration with her husband, known as Flykkiller (which is SO good). What’s nice is that, like most of us (hopefully), Pati is getting better with age. She began her career all the way back at age 19 and has released 4 or 5 albums since then; none of which have made much of an impression anywhere other than in eastern Europe. However, last year’s Wires + Sparks was easily her best work to date; featuring a barrage of songs that make you wish you were dancing in a dirty Berlin club at 4am.
Now seemingly ready to make a push to get her music recognized in the rest of the world, Pati has just released a sampler of sorts in the form of an EP, entitled Hold Your Horses. My favorite song on the record is one of the more mellow ones, Revolution Baby, but I’ve also included the grittier, Kiss It Better, for your listening enjoyment below.
*Pati Yang’s new EP, Hold Your Horses, is out 17 September; and her new album will be out in December.
Pati Yang “Revolution Baby”
Pati Yang “Kiss It Better”