Loneliness Knows My Name (2003) "Even in the dark, loneliness knows my name," sings Patrick Park on "Nothing's Wrong," from the singer-songwriter's debut. And while you may be tempted to… 2003-07-15 Patrick Park
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Loneliness Knows My Name (2003)

Details Release Date: Jul 15, 2003; Lead Performance: Patrick Park

''Even in the dark, loneliness knows my name,'' sings Patrick Park on ''Nothing's Wrong,'' from the singer-songwriter's debut. And while you may be tempted to ask why darkness would limit the reach of loneliness, it's a pretty conceit, and Park's music is all about pretty conceits. He tries hard to come off clever and morose, but his lightweight lyrics, delivered in a simple, direct manner that's more mannered than affecting, often threaten to fly off into the ether like a balloon. A pretty, blue balloon.

Originally posted Jul 18, 2003 Published in issue #719 Jul 18, 2003 Order article reprints