"If you believe a song is a miracle, as Hammond does, you know why he thinks and feels and speaks in music"... "Like all good songs, Hammond's reach for meaning beyond themselves. 'The Initiative' is a gut check about second chances at love. The upbeat "Heart Attack" has a melody reminiscent of Irish singer Glen Hansard's hit tune "Falling Slowly" in the film "Once."...Singing is "a form of freedom I can't get anywhere else," Hammond says. And each song has an intention. "Let that three, four minutes help you naturally and beautifully interpret where you are in that moment. Understand the power you have to help or hurt or heal."
"Forest Grove, Oregon's Patrick Hammond looks like a movie star and sings like a cross between Isaac Slade (The Fray) and Gavin DeGraw"... "Hammond writes from his well of belief"... "The songwriting on Only If You Can Hear Me is solid throughout, and Hammond delivers each tune with a depth of personality and command that will make him lots of fans on stage. This is an extremely promising start to a career."
"This 23 year old musician from Forest Grove, Oregon has talent that shines brightly with each new note played and word sung on his, ‘Only If You Can Hear Me’ release"... "Each new word sung is filled with a soulful passion that breathes life into them as each particular story found in the song unfolds"... "While not being a ‘Christian release’, with the songs that make up this album, Hammond isn’t afraid to include his personal faith perspective into their lyrics"... "‘Only If You Can Hear Me’ acts as a musical showcase for the many talents of singer songwriter Patrick Hammond. "
"Not your typical indie artist"... "he has a powerful and grizzled voice, along the lines of Isaac Slade (of The Fray). It’s a voice which makes people listen"... "Hammond’s honest songwriting and captivating vocals are showcased in his debut album 'Only If You Can Hear Me' "...