Brighton-based AK Patterson has just released a video for ‘It’s Not Over Till They Cry’, lifted from the band’s forthcoming debut EP Shadows, which is produced by Charlie Andrew (alt-J, Marika Hackman) and due out on 15th August. Following a support slot for alt-J earlier this year and appearances at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot, AK Patterson have further summer festival dates lined up including Latitude and the Cambridge Folk Festival. The band are sharing a new track every month in the run up to the EP’s release, with ‘It’s Not Over Till They Cry’ following previous releases ‘Shadows’ and ‘Lady Greyling’.
Speaking about the surreal video for the slow-spooling waltz, singer Alex Patterson says, “‘It’s Not Over Till They Cry’ is about being a performer, the pressures of having to deliver something emotional and moving every time, but also the desire to do so. It’s also about why people or an audience are drawn to dark melancholic things. There are a lot of references to the theatre – I love the dark underbelly the theatre has, the drama behind the curtain, the desperation in performer’s eyes which is often covered up by glitz and glamour.”
AK Patterson has been dubbed a ‘woman possessed’, disappearing to a place of fierce enchantment each time she sings, with influences ranging form Bjork and Jeff Buckley to the fado singers of Portugal, as well as a period spent living with monks in Japan.