PATHS became an instant favourite by a number of Hype Machine blogs with the release of her debut single ‘Neoprene’. This followed with support from tastemaker music sites such as Clash Magazine and Nialler9, while also gaining radio play from BBC Radio 1, RTÉ and BBC Radio Ulster Across The Line. A week prior to her new release, PATHS was also awarded Richer Sounds / Q Magazine’s unsigned artist of the week.
Leading multiple roles in song-writing and performance under her artist moniker PATHS, the alt-pop songstress now returns with her latest A/B release of ‘Right Beside You’ that features a second track ‘Last One Standing’. Engaging much more of PATHS energetic performance characteristics, these tracks together incorporate crossovers of both serene and engaging synth-pop moments. Her ability for assembling and manipulating diverse and multi-cultural samples that match to East-Asian instruments, utter through moments of both tracks.
Her electronic routed songwriting was blossomed through the production efforts of Rory Friers (Thrash Hat) who amplified her intrigue for audio manipulation by using his rock honed production to collaborate and craft pinnacle moments and glimmering qualities that PATHS is recognised for.
“I wanted to get three tracks out in a short timeframe to give listeners a full taste of my sound and felt that a single followed quickly by an A/B was the best route. ‘Neoprene’, ‘Right Beside You’ and ‘Last One Standing’, were written and produced in close succession and although different in sound, are all a lyrical reflection of relationship challenges.
”Right Beside You’ is about how you can be with someone 24/7 but it’s as if they don’t truly see you anymore and inside you’re screaming ‘I’m right beside you’. It’s about digital distraction. While ‘Last One Standing’ is about being in a fading relationship, where once there was give and take and understanding. Now thats disappearing, There’s a longing for someone to catch you from this relationship your falling out of.” – PATHS