Last time we covered Pat Williams, it was to discuss his introspective EP Offline. Back then, Pat told us that this EP was just a taste of what to come, but at the time, we had no idea what would follow. We knew Pat could blend sounds, and create soundscapes that are both mesmerizing and comfortable, but what we didn’t know was how much Pat needed to get off his chest.
Contrasting his previous releases, Pat Williams’ “Tax Season” features very aggressive production, which is taken care of by Ryan Michaels & Tiu Sosefo. The intro loop catches your ear instantly and is reminiscent of early Harry Fraud. That being said though, the song and drums are anything but nostalgic. As soon as the beat drops, we know we’re in for a treat. Pat wasted no time getting bars off, immediately rapping:
“I might take the summer just to stack up in the safe
It’s a bummer runner-ups think that reactions are the wave
Double tapping, typing captions got you casted for a play
That description fit you perfect – what’s the purpose in your saying?”
Pat jumps in an out of aggressive flows that are complimented perfectly by the beat switches and melodic phrases.
We’ve known that Pat is an artist in every sense of the word. Always hands on with his production, and very confident in his ability to converge sounds – but with “Tax Season”, Pat reminds listeners that his pen is no joke. He gets better with every bar, and every listen.
“Tax Season” is a refreshing reminder of the creativity that is alive and well in Toronto. We’re excited to hear what’s next from Pat Williams, and you should be too.