THE PATIENCE PRODUCT: Change of Heart, Change of Tune
Release: 27 January 2009
Label: Impatience Street Records
I first heard The Patience Product when they opened for Maybe Smith at The Railway Club. Impressed by their mature punk-emo sound, I knew I’d need to investigate their debut album, Change of Heart, Change of Tune.
The Patience Product comes from front man Justin Wong’s realization that it was taking much too long to put his project together. In fact, he hadn’t even noticed that three years had gone by since the first time he asked Sean Cueto to come into the studio and record drums for a punk-emo song that he had written, “From Every End, There’s Always A Start.” Justin’s final product of patience, debut album Change of Heart, Change of Tune, comes with a sigh of relief.
Opening track “Dead End on Impatience Street” is the definitive track of the album; The Patience Product is high school without the drama, emo without the angst, and punk without the ridiculous haircuts. It’s the perfect blend of melancholy heartbreak and dedicated musicianship. “From Every End, There’s Always A Start” and “Ten Days of Messenger Names” are tracks I can definitely recommend as radio favourites. Change of Heart, Change of Tune sounds deliciously familiar, and yet it feels as though I’m still exploring the songs as though I’ve never heard them before. One song features snippets of screamo, others are borderline depressing, but every song has an honesty that cannot be found in any band. Justin’s songwriting, paired with his talent for every step from song inspiration to final master CD, creates a punk-emo collection that passes my Can-I-Take-This-Seriously? test with flying colours.
Change of Heart, Change of Tune is available on iTunes for only $8.91! Buy it today for your high school heart and realistic mind; this is real music coming from a real heart.
1. Dead End on Impatience Street
2. Change of Heart, Change of Tune
3. From Every End, There’s Always a Start
4. Ten Days of Messenger Names
5. The Heinekin Song
6. Unfinished Song
7. …and I Must Endure Reality Soon
8. Don’t Sing Along With Me
9. Not Meant To Be a Slave