If you are born in the 90s, chances are The Click Five would have been a significant part of your teenage life.
Now the frontman of the band, Kyle Patrick, is going solo. He says, “I’m trying to reinvent myself. As I grow older, their life gets into a pattern, and now I just wanna get out of the pattern. The band [The Click Five] is not splitting up. They have been really supportive about this [EP] and I am supportive of them [in productions and compositions they do] as well.”
Seated on a grey couch wearing blue nike sneakers in a laidback manner, Kyle Patrick shows no sign of nervousness. He smiles, laughs, and jokes with people around him, regardless they were a co-worker or a mere curious mind, uniting with them as if they had been long-lost cousins. His warmth translates the imagery of a posh bar into a house gathering and all those who attended could only have wished for more time. The ego of his character superceded his age. Despite being a seasoned musician and grown man, he travels around extremely high-spirited with an animated expression, possessing the youth of a high school student. Enthusiasm does, conceal age very well.
When asked how he felt about his female-dominated fanbase, his forehead does a little dance and quickly adds, “Well I never intended it that way. Fans are so important to me,” and eases himself on the couch, “I just take it as it comes.” It is true that he is more popular among the females, it may not be fair to say this, but amongst all the curious minds interviewing him, only one male was present. Despite that, he seems to cope very well with his female-dominated fanbase.
15 August 2012: For the first time Kyle Patrick performs as a solo artist for the first time, in Singapore. The mention of working with MTV humbled him instantly as he remembers spending his younger days watching Eric Clapton on MTV. “To be featured on MTV is an honour.” Kyle Patrick says.
In every sense this honour is well-deserved. For the past three years, Kyle Patrick has been composing during sleeping hours as a side project (80 songs composed, he says) inclusive of last nine months in production. The amount of passion and effort put into this record goes is ocean-deep; this trait of him is certainly not apparent to a regular conversationalist who only sees the bubbly side of him. Despite him drifting away in some parts of a conversation, it is not hard to tell that he is quite a perfectionist – someone who wishes to deliver the best, and someone who does not want to you to be disappointed with.
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