Don’t Need Your Valentine: Listen to Annabelle Lord-Patey’s ‘Oxytocin, Serotonin, & Me’


Today’s a pretty big day for Annabelle Lord-Patey.

The teenage daughter of Boston singer-songwriter Mary Lou Lord and former T.T. The Bear’s Place manager and current Jittery Jack ringleader Kevin Patey celebrates the release of her debut album, Polaris, with a show tonight at Cafe 939 in Boston, and wraps up what looks like a pretty successful Kickstarter. With a few hours to go as of publish time, Lord-Patey’s crowd-funding campaign pulled in more than $6,500 over 129 backers, blowing well past the set goal of $2,100.

That alone should make for a celebratory scene tonight at the Boylston Street music venue (Carissa Johnson, who we featured yesterday, is also on the bill, along with Matt Minigell). But the music itself should quickly take center stage. Polaris’ lead single, “Oxytocin, Serotonin, & Me” — which has been floating around the internet in demo form for the past few months and made its radio debut on Los Angeles’ KRCW earlier this week — has surfaced online this week, and you can listen to the track, and all of its Elliott-Smith-inducing emotion, below and via Soundcloud.


“Words cannot describe the way I feel, in body and mind, at this moment,” Lord-Patey wrote yesterday online in reaction to the Kickstarter numbers. “It feels insane. I know I’ve been super weird about this whole thing. I’m totally lousy at being a millennial. I swear to god I don’t know how Twitter works. Technology, in general, I think, isn’t my forte. But that’s okay. I want to take this time to thank those of you who have really dedicated a lot to campaigning this whole thing. I seriously owe this whole thing to so many of you.”

From here, Lord-Patey heads out on her first tour next month, a West Coast swing that starts in Seattle and wraps in Los Angeles. Get the full run of dates via the flyer.

Big things await.


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