Housewife shares new single, “Patrick Bateman”

Housewife delivers new single, “Patrick Bateman”, via Hazel Street Records/Sony/The Orchard

Housewife, the Toronto-based award-winning duo has unveiled their new track, “Patrick Bateman”, which follows their 2017 self-titled debut EP and their follow-up 2020 EP, Better Daughter.

The duo consists of queer singer-songwriters Brighid Fry (she/they) and Pascale Padilla (they/she). They are only just getting started at the age of 19 and 20. They’ve taken home a Toronto Independent Music Award, the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the under-18 category, a Canadian Folk Music Award, and the Slaight Music It’s Your Shot Award.

“Patrick Bateman” plays on Housewife’s pragmatism and was co-written with Hank Compton and Savannah Conley in Nashville, Tennessee.

The members of Housewife share,

“This track is about putting bad people on a pedestal and romanticizing evilness. The ultra-capitalist business imagery fell into place once we started writing the song. We wanted to tell a story of someone who is a ‘bad actor’ and hides parts of themselves to appeal to others, but their true intentions are slowly revealed.”

Following their early success, Housewife signed to Hazel Street Records (Sony/Orchard) and are working on new music – “Patrick Bateman” is a taste of what’s to come from the band as they explore their identities. Though they began with folksier roots, their new sound is admittedly more in a broad pop-rock vein. Both members of Housewife share an existential streak that manifests in their songs and their social activism, including their particularly active involvement in the Canadian branch of Music Declares Emergency.

This summer, Housewife will appear at multiple festivals throughout Canada, with more news and new music from the band, including additional US tour dates, coming soon.

Listen to “Patrick Bateman” below, and stay connected with Housewife via their socials.

ICYMI: Our Emily Dunlop covered Housewife at The Opera House in Toronto on May 14, 2022. See her photo coverage of the show, here.

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