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ALBUM REVIEW: The Other Side | Patrick Alan Casey Today I’ll spend some time on the case of Patrick Alan Casey, an artist who’s clearly a 90’s kid, bashful and romantic on the inside despite his accomplishments and long journey in music. Without further ado, let’s get deeper into his latest body of work titled ‘The Other Side’ and get a taste of the artist’s vision. ‘Fall Away’ opens the album with an old school electro-pop vibe given by the synths and percussion while the vocal performance adds a subtle eastern flavour, a gentle touch of mysticality. It’s already obvious that Casey’s voice has this clear diction, adaptive character and theatrical quality mostly found in musicals, even though his output feels closer to the commercial pop genre. As ‘Fall Away’ fades into the opening chords of ‘Gone’, followed by club-style keys, claps and autotune we are dealing with a vintage dance-pop piece that begs to be remixed and blasted in clubs. We are standing in the mainstream, radio-friendly zone and Casey makes it feel like home somehow. Now, the homonymous ‘The Other Side’ is an empowering anthem about overcoming hardship, being proud of the battle scars we got in order to reach the light, our best potential: ‘Tried to make us disappear but we are stronger with our tears’. The galloping kicks and grandiose chorus have this euphoric, confident temper we see in many 90’s Eurovision tracks paying tribute to the power of love: ‘Love is not a sin and hate won’t ever win’. This is Casey at his most fierce and it’s clear why this is the track chosen to make the LP’s title. A completely different side of the artist is reflected in ‘Echo’, stripped, smooth and human, the most emotional up to this point. His voice becomes the main instrument and his hue feels warm like a tight hug from a loved one. ‘Echo’ sends the mind to past moments of joy, comfort and carefreeness. I’m thinking of summer vacations, laughing at the beach with my childhood friends under the sun. In addition, the track is another successful paradigm of Casey’s potential in musical theatre or film. ‘Here’ is one of the most expected tracks considering all the qualities of the artist we’ve witnessed so far. Green and romantic, ‘Here’ gives off a strong ‘American teen love film’ sense and coming off age themes. And then comes a 180 degree turn with ‘Never Could Have Been’ where dark keys and eastern beats combine with the artist’s esoteric, sorrowful performance, making this one -hands down- the deepest, most sensational entry of the album so far (personal preference). Also reminded me of my beloved ‘1977’ by Years&Years from their debut ‘Communion’. That’s the exact sound the Sanctum begs for, which I’m glad to see expanding in the following ‘Shadows’ little before the end of this experience. The dramatic keys, epic percussion and Casey’s nerve in ‘Shadows’ offer a fiery climax to this journey, existing somewhere between Linkin Park and Adam Lambert. This goes among the most memorable moments of The Other Side. Casey’s closure comes with a super-sentimental entry, a brother to ‘Echo’. ‘100 Years’ is the track that will effortlessly make you shed a tear when listened at your most vulnerable, hitting straight to the fear of passing time and the need to love and be loved. An utterly touching, almost chilling epilogue showcasing the artist’s ability to write, produce, perform full-heartedly and transmit his feelings to the listener unfiltered. Casey is not resting on his laurels, meaning the commercial sound he can definitely pull off and could effortlessly stretch in all 8 tracks. On the contrary, he is playing with a variety of sounds and dispositions, exhibiting his ability to explore both the light and darkness of a wide, multi-dimensional space. The Other Side is a strictly pop record that covers both the mainstream audience and the alt-pop lovers, the nostalgic 90’s kids who are now in their thirties and last but not least, I’ll bravely say ALL Eurovision fans. Am I exaggerating? Maybe. Anyhow, Gossip once said: ‘Pop-Pop-Pop goes the world’ and Patrick Alan Casey couldn't agree more! Until next time! ” - Spyros Psarras

The Music Sanctum


"The Other Side succeeds on many levels, most prominently harnessing the potential of daring rebelliousness."- SUPADAMN

Prolific piano and dynamic vocals. He is a future-Grammy award winning artist, and our featured artist and song of the day- KISS 104.7 FM

"The Other Side" is also being able to find the other side of grief that we carry, and knowing that we will be okay." Alfred Munoz- Musique Magazine

The Olympian (Greg Louganis) is working on a musical about his life and talks with The Advocate about why artists can't let politicians hush them.” - Lucas Grindley

The Advocate

 New Musical About Olympic Medalist, Greg Louganis Greg Louganis, creative prod.; Judy Norton, book; Patrick Alan Casey, music and lyrics.Production DescriptionCasting two remaining roles for a backers' presentation of a new pop/rock musical based on the life of 4-time Olympic diving gold medalist and humanitarian, Greg Louganis.”

Backstage Magazine

Patrick Alan Casey To Play 2014 El Dorado Springs PicnicLocal native Patrick Alan Casey will return to El Dorado Springs to perform Saturday night, July 19, at the annual El Dorado Springs Picnic. Patrick has sold out the major venues all over Los Angeles such as B.B King’sBlues Club, The Roxy Theater on Sunset and the Viper Room, just to name a few. Patrick has also performed internationally in over 12 countries and in such cities as Paris, London and Florence, in St. Paul’s Cathedral and in the Madeline in Paris. Patrick has performed with and for many major artists including Dave Grohland and Colbie Caillat. He also has entertained for many major events throughout the U.S as the featured entertainer including Honoring Tommy Lasorda, The John Edwards Presidential Campaign Celebrity Bel Air Fundraiser, The Newt Gingerich Beverly Hills Fundraiser, and in private events with Natalie Cole, REO Speedwagon, Olivia Newton John, Barry Manilow, and Barbra Streisand, just to name a few. Patrick was priviliged to meet one of his life-long musical idols, 16 time Grammy-winning legendary producer David Foster and has had the honor of working and performing with him in various concerts and fundraisers that included artists such as Josh Groban and Michael Buble, and collaborative arrangements for other artists in the past few years. Patrick counts working with David as one of the highlights of his musical career. Patrick was then asked to have his original music featured on the FOX TVseries “Princes of Malibu” in 2005, in which he also appeared, which led to him being invited to join ASCAP (The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers) of which he is a proud member today.In 2009, Patrick was invited to the biggest performance of his career. He was asked to be the featured entertainer for the L.A Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Dinner at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live. At the premier event, Patrick performed songs from his album Leaving California to the over 1,300VIP guests to include Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and Governor Schwarzeneggar. Patrick’s debut CD, released in 2009, Leaving California, includes the self-penned single “Leaving California” and the Leonard Cohen song “Hallelujah”which have been met with successful sales and radio play across the country. His debut album Leaving California was produced by Jorge Vivo, who has workedwith artists such as Seal, Bono, Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Sum 41, Mary J Blige, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Beyoncé.In 2012 Patrick released a brand new radio remix of Leaving California the single and a music video directed by Conor Hanratty. He is currently in the studio recording his new album for release in the summer of 2014 produced by The Structure who have worked with Alicia Keys, Lil’ Wayne, Ludacaris and Gladys Knight. Patrick is very proud to be from Missouri and is looking forward to coming home to perform for everyone there at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19. For more information go to”

El Dorado Springs Sun Newspaper

Incredible song and video...” - Joel Flatow- General Manager- West Coast Operations

— R.I.A.A- Recording Industry Association of America

Wonderful song...! I've forwarded to the staff. Best of luck in your career as I can tell it will be amazing” - Charles Robbins- CEO

— The Trevor Project - (It Gets Better)

 Singer-songwriter Patrick Alan Casey makes a memorable recording debut with Leaving California, a terrific alternative adult rock CD filled with some of the most gorgeous, powerful rock ballads you’re likely to hear this or any year. In addition to its title tune (a song and performance that could coax tears from a stone), Leaving California also includes as exquisite a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallellujah” as has been heard since the late Jeff Buckley’s 1994 recording, as well as powerful renditions of VanVelzen’s “Someday” and Casey’s own “Insane,” “Anymore,” and “One More Day.” Nine of Leaving California’s fifteen tracks, subtitled The Sessions, have been recorded to replicate the sound of Patrick Alan Casey live in concert. Casey’s rich, resonant, slightly raspy rock balladeer’s voice is one of the best around. Kudos go also to producers Jorge Vivo and Kevin Lambert, and Casey’s bang-up backup band. Leaving California should be issued with a warning label: Listening to Patrick Alan Casey’s album may prove addictive. I for one can’t get enough. --Steven StanleyNovember 19, 2010” - Steven Stanley