Patrick Damphier Debuts New Track “Under My Door”

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Patrick Damphier has had a hand in all kinds of musical projects, having produced albums for Jessica Lea Mayfield, the Arcs, the Mynabirds, and Stone Jack Jones, to name a few. He also played in beloved Nashville band Paper Rival, an indie outfit active in the mid-aughts. Damphier is preparing to step out on his own, with plans to release his debut album, Say I’m Pretty, via YK Records later this year.

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New tune “Under My Door” is Say I’m Pretty‘s first single. A glistening slice of guitar pop, “Under My Door” shows Damphier to be a formidable new voice in the hazy musical landscape occupied by acts like Real Estate and Mac DeMarco. Jessica Lea Mayfield sings backing vocals on the track, which features a single cover created by Richard Swift.

“As much as I sometimes enjoy talking about other artist’s songs, I equally dislike talking about my own songs,” Damphier says. “I had this bouncy guitar thingy happening that felt light and upbeat, but a few darker lines started to fall into place. I really liked the juxtaposition, so, I followed it. I was thinking about someone hurting, isolated, separated by a ‘door,’ and then being touched by someone else’s reality on the other side of the same door, ‘coming to life.’ It’s that simple and that complicated. Without naming names, I know these people. They are very real friends of mine.”

Damphier will perform as part of a YK Records showcase at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on February 23, with 7″ copies of “Under My Door” on hand.

Listen to “Under My Door” below.

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