Patrick Sieben will release UNDER THE NEON LIGHT via District 7 on February 24, 2015. Today, GuitarWorld.com premieres the lyric video for “B-Side Track” which can be viewed here: http://www.guitarworld.com/patrick-sieben-premieres-b-side-track-lyric-video-exclusive. The lead track is also available via iTunes here: https://itun.es/us/A0mE3
Over the last three years, Patrick Sieben has become an attraction in Las Vegas. His fan base combines the millions he has come in to contact with through an on-going residency at the Aria Hotel and Casino, alongside many who have discovered him via the Internet embracing the musician’s repertoire that explores the theme of living life to the fullest. He offers, “You have to enjoy every moment you can, because tomorrow it could be gone. What we have is now, and it may be all we get. Don’t waste it.” Sieben wakes every day with a practicing mantra that one needs to “live to live.”
As Sieben was finishing college in Denver a fellow musician introduced him to an agent. After presenting his material, the gentleman secured the young singer and multi-instrumentalist a gig at the Red Rock Casino off the strip which quickly led to the offer for a four night a week residency. He continued attending school Monday to Thursday, flying in to Vegas weekly to play Friday through Sunday. With that gig another followed, and another, each a better situation for the rising artist. Sieben reflects, “There is no doubt this great city has presented an opportunity for me to perform almost every night. To be able to wake up every day and only have to play music is a beautiful thing. It allows me to really focus on playing. I’ve been able to hone in my craft, and really find myself as an artist.”
As a performer, he approaches his artistry with the singular goal to make people feel. Whether that’s happy or sad he aims to deliver an experience to as many people as he can. He envisions a career that will continue to exponentially grow aiming to create music that listeners want to hear, which he defines as, “Something that’s real.” His current collaborators are Ryan Martin (drums) and Danny Jacobellis (bass) and over the last three years they have staged close to a thousand gigs. When in the studio, Sieben brings in lead guitarist Joel Shearer.
A significant portion of the album was tracked at WAX Ltd in Hollywood, CA with producer Wally Gagel (Muse, Maroon 5, Family of the Year). The rest of the album was recorded at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins with a buddy of his from college Chris Beeble. The tracks were mixed by Andrew Berlin. He reveals, “We wanted to get out of the craziness of Las Vegas and LA and record somewhere where we could clear our minds. The Blasting Room was the perfect place. We were able to capture some raw, real moments in the studio that may not have come out the same way if surrounded by casinos and strip clubs.”
The album presents a collection of songs that truly exhibit the qualities that make Patrick Sieben who he is as a person and offer some insights in to his personality. He is living his life day by day, aiming to simply enjoy and experience all The World has to offer. The first song to premiere in front of UNDER THE NEON LIGHT is “B-Side Track,” which features the lyric line, “I wanna be a Taylor Swift song, it probably won’t take too long.” He shares, “There’s no secret – if you have any type of personal relationship with Taylor Swift, you’re probably going to have a song written about you. Maybe it’s my smart ass nature, but this song became this dirty rock track of me poking a little fun at Taylor, but not in a mean way because I genuinely like her.”
Sieben is a member of Serving Our Troops. The Minnesota based group’s mission is to serve incredible steak dinners to soldiers, as well as their families back home. They continue to do this all over the globe annually. Thus far his affiliation and commitment to the initiative has brought him to Kuwait and Norway to provide entertainment for the soldiers.
Prior to widespread release via all physical and digital retailers, all pre-orders will be shipped on Sieben’s birthday February 22, 2015. Leading in to street date, over the next several months lyric and performance videos for the songs “Weekend Ride,” “End Of The World,” and “Live To Live” will be presented via a diverse group of media partners and Sieben’s web properties. He titled the label District 7 to capture the union of the neighborhood he resides in (District) and the literal German definition of his last name (7). Sieben offers, “I wanted to tie together my life and music career in Vegas with the roots I have with my family back in Minnesota.”
As Sieben continues his journey, his music and lyrics will continue to gain traction via fans across The Globe. Las Vegas may be the epicenter of discovery for the time being, but his presence on the road will continue to expand following the footsteps of all who are introduced to his repertoire in his hometown. In the case of Patrick Sieben, what happens in Las Vegas is certainly not going to stay in Las Vegas.
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