Dead Horse Beats Ponders His Career Choice on "Home Days"

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Apr 4, 2019

Montreal producer Dead Horse Beats (a.k.a. Patrick Wade) is gearing up for the release of a new album called Inglaterra, but before the full LP arrives, he's shared a new track called "Home Days."
A harbinger of the record to come, "Home Days" delves deeper into the soul- and jazz-tinged influences of 2016's Bad Hopes EP, but also hears Wade's vocals pushed further to front than before — which only makes sense given his greater focus on lyrics this time around.
"'Home Days' is about people having different motivations and the tension that can cause between them," Wade tells Exclaim! "The main character (who is definitely not me) is the type of person who works at home making electronic music in sweatpants all day, while their partner works at a prestigious, downtown law firm. He struggles with the feeling that he's not pulling his weight or making the people who care for him proud."
Conceding that the main character is definitely him after all, Wade adds, "I tried to use this song to work through my insecurities about whether or not I've chosen the right path, and whether my choices could potentially breed resentment towards me from those who care about me."
Listen to "Home Days" below.
Inglaterra is available for pre-order here.

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