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PÄTER Announces New Album 4-7 Company to be Released on April 4th

New Single "Catching Cold" Out Now

February 21, 2024 – Alt pop/rock songstress, Päter is thrilled to announce their new album 4-7 Company to be released on April 4. As a preview they have released their first single off the album “Catching Cold” – out now.

Päter says, “‘Catching Cold’ is about the feeling of a memory you can’t quite place. I was born on an island off the coast of Iran – Qeshm – and my family and immigrated to Canada when I was 7. Iranian culture is a lot more open than North American culture, especially Canadian, so it was a tough adjustment learning to contain myself to a degree to get along. Now as an adult all my memories of that past life in Iran are blurry images of a warm, beautiful place. There’s an aching for the comfort of that time in this song.”

In support of their new album Päter will be doing a album release show in Toronto at The Monarch Tavern on April 11thTickets can be purchased at https://plainstage.com/events/4-7companyrelease

On swells of cinematic strings, Päter’s latest single from the album, the nocturnal “Catching Cold,” chases elusive memories. During the writing process when the song’s pieces finally fell into place, Päter knew it was about their childhood immigration from Iran which left them with the feeling that something intangible was missing. Its sprawling piano offers a peephole into that recollection, the longing it brings, and the “endless itch in my coat” it has left.

In 2020, Parmida emerged as Päter with their first single “Dam, Damn,” a well-received debut that’s amassed 2.4M streams and counting. It opened the doors to the Päterverse, a sonic space inspired by coming-of-age narratives and Päter’s early influences (The Strokes, Kate Bush, Mother Mother) with writing that lives somewhere between Muse and Hillary Duff (yes, really). The resultant mix’s compelling character and extravagance hint at artists like Neko Case, HAIM, and Fiona Apple with more dissonant forms of melody and harmony derived from the classical Iranian music absorbed during Päter’s youth.

After two vibrant EPs, Päter’s forthcoming debut LP 4-7 Company explores the evening hours between work and social life when solitude leads to wandering thoughts. During the writing process, which largely took place over their time in a theatre program, Päter was inspired to look inward and confront blocks that lived in their body and mind. It initiated a painful yet positive transition of examining depression and doubts, digging out demons, and charting chaos and cognitive dissonance to arrive at ease in their own company.

Päter had long admired Juno-winning Howard Redekopp for his work with Mother Mother (also known for Tegan and Sara, the New Pornographers, Said the Whale) and was thrilled when he jumped on board to co-produce 4-7 Company. A highlight of the recording process was sourcing a vintage upright piano with a magical warm tone that showcased the songs’ intimacy, providing fruitful foundations for them to blossom.

Päter showcased at NXNE 2023 and will be featured at CMW 2024. In summer 2024, Päter will be taking their upbeat, exuberant live show on tour for the first time, spanning Canada, the US, and eventually beyond.

The self-directed video for 4-7 Company’s lead single “Nicotine Hallelujah” was an official selection at the 2023 Austin Under the Stars Film Festival as well as the 2024 Toronto Short Film Festival. 4-7 Company arrives in Spring 2024.

“Catching Cold” is streaming everywhere now – https://ffm.to/catchingcold

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GGM Staff

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