Canadian adult contemporary musician, Frank Patrick has released a touching single and music video for the titular track of his new studio album, “The Almighty We”.
While it’s an upbeat dance song, filled with a joyous and undeniable explosion of musical goodness and variety, “The Almighty We” came pouring out of Frank’s head after witnessing the horrific and unjust murder of George Floyd last year.
“Watching and feeling (that video) catalyzed a massive call to action,” the veteran singer notes. A close friend of Frank’s even called “The Almighty We” a “planetary anti-racism and COVID dance song,” he adds.
“I still sing along, it reminds me I belong with The Almighty We, The Almighty We, c’est fait accompli, c’est fait accompli,’ Frank sings at the tail-end of the earworm’s second verse.
And with the ideology of “oneness” in mind, Frank enlisted musicians Ed Michael Roth, Ian de Souza, Rebecca Campbell, and producer brilliantfish to help record the release. Roth’s unparalleled accordion-playing skills are matched beautifully by the snaky groove of de Souza’s bass and brilliantfish’s infectious rhythm arrangements; the cherry on top is the beautiful voice of Campbell, who helps carry the message throughout the song, including a street party chant that is sure to get you on your feet and shaking those hips.
brilliantfish also produced and mixed the smile-inducing music video. On working with his longtime friend, Frank says:
“I am more than ‘the artist he is producing.’ We are collaborators, and that’s how we prefer to work. We arrange and fine tune the songs together from the ground up.
“Everyone on this album is a collaborator,” he continues. “For me, that’s how music is made — be it working remotely or in the same room.”
Check out the video for “The Almighty We” below, and stay up to date with Frank via his socials.
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