When he graduated from the University of South Carolina, Patrick Jeffords had little time to consider his next move; he was quickly snapped up as the touring bassist for the fledgling electro-pop group Toro y Moi, led by his childhood friend Chaz Bundick. Over the next few years, the group gained popularity and traveled the world, playing to bigger and bigger crowds. Yet between those marathon tours, he made time to begin writing songs under the moniker Kid Trails – a project he could fully call his own.
Since 2014, Jeffords has released a series of EPs and singles, as well as an LP, Kid Trails Rising. Tracks like the twangy “The Side” and the sepia-tinged waltz of “It Goes” capture a poignant melancholy that still pack enough hooks to make them instant earworms.
Jeffords has no plans of slowing down. His latest offering is the Naming EP. Presenting some of his most intimate songwriting to date, the four tracks explore notions of intimacy and romance with an unflinching gaze.