Patrick Paige II pumps a flex on “Big Plays” ft. Westside McFly, the latest single from his upcoming album, If I Fail Are We Still Cool?, out May 21st on Fat Possum. Another reason to flex – Annie Mac just chose the single as her Hottest Record in the World, the second one already for Patrick this year. Earlier singles from the album include “So They Say” and “Whisper (Want My Luv)” ft. Steve Lacy, Allen Love, and Durand Bernarr.
Gearing up for money moves acts as the driving force behind “Big Plays.” With their pockets going from Wiz Khalifa to Rick Ross, Patrick and McFly know they need to keep the energy high. Gassing themselves up on their verses gives them the fuel to burst on the chorus, a rousing victory lap set over a humble yet driving beat. The visuals, set in sunny Los Angeles, lets Patrick show off his newfound strength. He pulls luxury cars on his backside and thrusts barbells into the air one-handed, physical demonstrations of the many feats he’s now capable of.
“‘Big Plays’ pretty much speaks for itself,” Patrick shares. “‘Big plays boss moves’ is the energy of the song and the energy I’ve carried and continue to carry making and this entire album. One of the strongest and one of my favorite affirmations on the album.”
The high life and the risks of falling run through If I Fail…, an ode to Patrick’s climb in the music industry. Runways, both airline and fashion, appear in his verses, which reveal the anxiety that runs beneath all this success. “Try to count my blessings / I just count mistakes” he raps, acutely aware that the higher you go the further you can fall. Can you blame him for asking for forgiveness in advance? Though based on the reception of the singles so far, a Pitchfork’s Rap Song of the Day designation as well as another Annie Mac’s Hottest Record selection, failure seems impossible for Patrick at this point.
Stream “Big Plays” HERE
Patrick Paige II / If I Fail Are We Still Cool? (Fat Possum)
- Intro (Hard Times)
- New Habits (ft.Paco)
- Big Plays (ft. WestsideMcFly)
- Runway (ft.OhanaBam)
- 40000 Ft
- Ain’tTalkin Bout Much (ft. Syd)
- Whisper (Want My Luv) (ft. Steve Lacy, Allen Love, DurandBernarr)
- Good Grace (ft.OhanaBum)
- So They Say
- Who Am I
- West Side Player S**t (ft. WestsideMcFly)
- Freestyle (ft. Saba)
- FeelinMyself (ft. Bowie)
- Sun Up
- Outro (Wake Up)
We got a chance to speak with Patrick Paige to talk about his upcoming album, his favorite tracks off the album, his dream collaboration, his favorite Internet album, One R&B lady he would like to work with, goals for 2021 + much more. Get into the interview below.
How Everything Is Going On His End.
How The Title ‘If I Fail Are We Still Cool?’ Came About.
His Dream Collaboration.
One Hip-Hop Artist He Would Like To Make A Song With.
One R&B Lady He Would Like to Work With.
Goals for 2021.
What RESPECT. Means To Him.
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