Patryk Kania is a Belfast-based, Polish-born singer/songwriter who has just released his beautifully moving third single to date entitled ‘All My Kisses Flow Like Water’. Serving as Kania’s take on Kupala Night, a traditional Slavic holiday, the tune begins with simple piano melodies and the whispery, silvery vocals of the musician. Kania then smoothly builds up the song, layer by gentle layer, before once again returning to his “less-is-more” approach. Just like a master sculptor at work, Kania moulds and shapes the tune to his liking, until he’s created a thing of absolute beauty.
Working with longtime collaborator and producer Kevin Buster, ‘All My Kisses Flow Like Wine’ will form part of Kania’s upcoming debut EP. An EP that promises an invitation to “the world of rural legends filled with laughter, sadness, hope, and terror”. We at Indie Top 39 truly can’t wait to hear it!
Hauntingly beautiful and deeply emotive, ‘All My Kisses Flow Like Water’ is an absolute gem! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
I made this song with my long-time collaborator Kevin Buster and it is an important chapter of my debut EP. It is my take on Kupala Night which is a Slavic holiday and is believed to be the only time in the entire year when ferns bloom and whoever finds the mythical fern flower is going to get lucky in all aspects of their life.
Traditionally, it was the unmarried women with garlands in their hair that would enter the forest first, followed by their admirers. Finding the fern flower would grant the young couple prosperity in their relationship. However, as a young gay boy, I could never relate to those stories, so I decided to twist the narrative a little bit.
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be.
The overall flow of the song is inspired by traditional Polish folk songs with ever so slightly repetitive choruses that make you want to sing along to them. I always come up with the melody first, followed by finding the right chords that fit the mood. Once I have the skeleton of the song, I send it to Kevin who listens to the demo, my references and overall ideas and builds around them. His ability to hear sounds that aren’t there yet and incorporate them to create a fully fleshed-out song is truly unmatched.
What are your favourite lyrics in the song?
“I’ll be gone before the moon decides to share its glow. The spirits in this forest – they will never let me go. The only hope I have is that you don’t forget it all”. It went through the most changes lyrically but I am happy with the final version. It captures the fear of being only a brief moment in someone’s memory and feeling stuck in the place you live.
What do you want to achieve in the next 12 months with your music?
I want to release my debut EP this year which will have 6 songs on it. The EP invites the listener to the world of rural legends filled with laughter, sadness, hope and terror. ‘All My Kisses Flow Like Water’ is the third and final single. I am also finalising my full-length debut album which will take a slightly different direction, sonically and lyrically.