Patrick Middelthon ~ New Night

Patrick Middelthon

Patrick Middelthon

My musical journey over the years has been nothing short of diverse. I’ve jumped from band to band, trying to find the style and genre that fits who I am.

I started singing in a metal band when I was in seventh grade, but I slowly matured into a beachier, laid back feel with my friends from Atlanta, Mango Tango. I went to a military boarding school, so we only wrote and performed together through the summer following graduation. I had a blast, but eventually I knew we had to part ways for college.

It was a process, acclimating from a rigid military school to a liberal arts college in the heart of Nashville. But in the end, I know attending the Belmont School of Music was right for me.

Ever since I was young, I’ve anchored myself through music. It is how I express myself, cope with life’s hardships and connect with the world around me. I base my songs off of my desires or events in my life that shape me. The song could be about a wild day exploring the Tennessee country or articulating the internal struggles I’ve faced through maturing into a young man. Name a topic, and I can write a song about it from a deep, personal level. Song writing and composition are both very important to me, and I don’t know what I would do without them. Music is who I am in every sense of the phrase.

Currently, I am a solo artist in Nashville, focused on playing out and recording the many songs I already have in my repertoire. I have one single officially released as well as a collection of free songs from my work in Atlanta. I am also in the works of organizing a music video for my cover of Take Your Time by Sam Hunt, to be released early this summer.

Patrick Middelthon performingIt has been a difficult first year in college, but I have begun constructing a team of professionals that believe in my work and my purpose in the music industry. This support is what fuels my drive for success. I simply would not be able to do the things I do if it were not for my fans, friends and, most importantly, my family. Artists preach every day how their fans mean the world to them, and this couldn’t be any truer. Fans are of the utmost value for aspiring musicians. They can make or break you, so genuinely appreciating their time and support is a fundamental part of success in the music world. I’m thrilled to launch my career in such a wonderful town, and I cannot wait to explore the opportunities that await me.

If I could give a piece of advice to an aspiring musician, it would be to have confidence in what you do. Nobody will respect you if you walk on that stage without believing you’re gonna rock the house. Even if your voice cracks a few times, it’s all about what comes next and how you react/adapt. I can’t stress enough the importance of self-esteem matched with quality song writing. Act like it is impossible for you to fail, and you will meet success; it’s the way our world works. Believe in yourself and others will follow.

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