Patricia Richey Releases "Light the Fuse", the First in a Series of Three New Singles

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A blossoming singer/songwriter who balances her passion for music with the demands of medical school, Patricia Richey is a role model for young girls today.

Patricia Richey

I enjoy balancing the reality of pursuing a demanding academic schedule, while pursuing my music as an oasis - I can't imagine my life without it.

Today, Patricia Richey released “Light the Fuse”, the first of three new singles. Richey wrote the lyrics and music, and her emotional depth emerges during this Celtic and country influenced original song.

This latest single follows Richey’s gutsy self-titled, six-track EP launched last year with its title cover, “Safe and Sound,” which attracted a global fan base representing multiple demographics. Fans on social media, and accomplished musicians hoping to collaborate with her, describe Richey's voice as: "perfect in every way," that it "sounds like melted butter, flawless," and that she has “the voice of an angel.”

“Light the Fuse” will spark familiar memories for listeners, as Richey communicates the emotional chemistry that overwhelms and consumes young love. The maturity that she carries in her Celtic-country-alternative voice is too complex to wrap into a single genre, and leaves listeners yearning to hear more from this unique artist. “Light the Fuse” represents the next glimpse into this fresh and ground-breaking new voice that has no boundaries of range or style, and that builds on her first release as she adds to her hundreds of thousands of delighted listeners.

Richey is a native of the Washington DC area, where she is a full-time student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. She adeptly balances a demanding academic schedule with her dedication to her music, and has received rave reviews for the quality of her unique voice and writing style.

“We all have experienced the healing power of music in our lives, whether listening to a familiar song on a drive, or hearing a song in a new way that helps us through the emotional peaks and valleys of our lives. It has been my dream to pursue my two passions with such a powerful message of healing that binds them together.” Richey embraces the workload that accompanies her two passions with a ferocity that drives equally impressive results. “I enjoy balancing the reality of pursuing a demanding academic schedule, while pursuing my music as an oasis – I can’t imagine my life without it.”

Richey’s Celtic overtones come from both a familial and national heritage. Her maternal grandfather, her first musical inspiration, immigrated to the United States from Ireland. Richey holds dual citizenship and is an active member of both cultures.

“Light the Fuse” is available on all the major music services, and the video can be viewed on Patricia Richey's official YouTube channel: For more information on Patricia Richey, visit her official web site at:

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