If you’ve been around as a fan of The Farsighted for the last few years, you know we’ve not new to the music of Patrick Ames, having covered his 2020 reworking of a 2017 track, just about 2 years ago, at the height of the pandemic. That track was one that we really appreciated for its message and aim.
Today, we appreciate different type of track, one that opts to present its message and central idea through storytelling. While it seems impossible for Ames to remove his social messages and strong worldview from his songs (a feature this reviewer truly appreciates), this song’s messages and ideas are told in the background, with Ames coming off much more like Lou Reed illustrated a word picture over a groovy rock backdrop than Bono telling his listeners to heal the world. Today’s SoundByte is the third track from Ames’s latest album, Harmonium – “Will I Ever Be Noticed”.
Ames explained the song as one about “love and attraction in the age of masks” and that’s exactly what it is. Fans of guys like Bowie, Reed, and T. Rex are sure to appreciate this slowed down pop-rock love story. And if it hits you, check out the whole album and more info on Patrick Ames at his website – patrickames.com.