Pat Barrett Essentials
Pat Barrett is one of the architects behind the stripped-down acoustic sound Housefires perfected on “Good Good Father” and “Build My Life”, two of the biggest praise & worship anthems of the 2010s. It’s a style the singer, composer and worship leader fleshes out on his solo records. Beginning with his self-titled debut, released on Chris Tomlin’s Bowyer & Bow label in 2018, Barrett can be heard wrapping his delicate voice in rich layers of pop-rock instrumentation: electric guitars, muscular drums, even synthesisers. The results are the same—deeply emotive songs that balance scriptural inspiration with personal self-reflection.