Patrick is a self-taught Indigenous artist from Prince Albert. Over the 20 years he’s been making music, he’s dipped into different genres but lately he’s been focussing on lo-fi bedroom pop and hip hop. Patrick has released seven albums and multiple singles, and he’s currently working with other producers to craft his next album. Here are six songs he considers favourites. /Gregory Beatty

“Slow Dancing in the Dark”
Joji, Ballads 1 (2018)

So, where to begin? This song completely changed my perspective on what music can be. I learned you could do whatever you want, as long as you love it yourself — and for me it proved the notion that if it sounds good to you, others will love it. YouTube

City Girl, Somnolent Nova (2019)

This is my favourite City Girl track. It encompasses all the best things City Girl can do and changed my approach to writing. I started learning jazz after hearing this artist. YouTube

Childish Gambino, Awaken, My Love! (2016)

Now if you listen to my first album and thought “Childish Gambino”, you would have never guessed that he had that big of an influence on me. But after watching him perform at Coachella, my mind was blown. YouTube

“The Vampyre of Time and Memory”
Queens of the Stone Age, Like Clockwork (2013)

Never thought I would mention this inspiration as I’m a predominantly lo-fi/bedroom pop artist, but these guys influenced me so much in my late teens and early twenties. This song made me see that I don’t always have to have my guitar distorted, and to actually sing and not scream. YouTube

“The Sticks”
Mother Mother, The Sticks (2012)

This whole album really inspired me. I got to see them live and they performed all their hits! My mind was blown from the singer’s range and the musicians’ skill. They’re a powerhouse of a band that continues to reach new heights every year. YouTube

“The Way Home”
Devin Townsend, Addicted (2009)

The whole album is so good but this one pops out immediately as the best song to link to my sound now. You see, I used to be a metal head and Devin showed me that I don’t always have to have the heaviest song. After listening to this album, I started crafting more mellow songs and recording them — which then began my first album, USELESS. YouTube