The duo, coming together as PAT — a name taken from Satterwhite's mother, Patricia — created an album and book, entitled Love Will Find a Way Home, dropping October 25. It's shaping up to be an intensely interconnected web of visceral vignettes, drawings, audio clips, and abstractions dedicated to, made by, and inspired by Patricia Satterwhite, who suffered from schizophrenia throughout her life before passing away in 2016.
The first track from the upcoming project, titled "We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other (feat. Patrick Belaga)," reflects the mission that PAT has set out to accomplish: repurposing pain, joy, ecstasy, and confusion into a stream of demanding electronic tracks. There's a sense of nostalgic chaos throughout — a quality that's likely intentional, with Love Will Find a Way Home incorporating hundreds of acapella recordings on cassette tapes from Satterwhite's mother.
Satterwhite's newest project comes hot on the heels of his work on Solange's When I Get Home, for which he received universal acclaim. The physical edition of Love Will Find a Way Home, with a cover shot by Wolfgang Tillmans, will contain a booklet of lyrics and sketches from Patricia Satterwhite, as well as various images of her belongings. While the album is incredibly personal, as it outlines the intricacies of Patricia and Jacolby's relationship, it also features an all-star roster of multi-hyphenate collaborators, like Lafawndah and Brody Blomqvist.
The physical order promises a "hardcover gatefold LP + book which features 2 vinyl LPs; heavy-duty board gatefold jacket; printed inner LP sleeves; high-res Bandcamp download code; and a 34 page color artist book," giving fans one of the most immersive listening experiences of the year.
Love Will Find a Way Home is out October 25, and pre-orders are already active on the Pioneer Works website. Stream the first single, below.
Cover by Wolfgang Tillmans