NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 24TH, 2023 – Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and activist paris jackson unveils her new single “bandaid” out today via Republic Records—listen HERE.
Drawing influences from 90’s grunge and alternative, the spirited anthem was sonically inspired by Interpol, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nirvana and lyrically inspired by Andy Hull and Conor Oberst. It follows her critically acclaimed 2022 singles “just you” and “lighthouse.” Last fall, paris debuted “bandaid” live for the first time with a stripped-back, acoustic performance for SPIN—watch it HERE.
Of the song, paris says, “this is the type of music i used to dream of making myself when i was 14 discovering nirvana and pixies for the first time. lyrically it’s the most raw and vulnerable i’ve ever been in any of my songs. it’s the first track i’ve truly let loose and yelled on in the studio, which you can hear in the third chorus, and i feel like that’s why it had to be the title track for my next record.”
She continues, “i’m grateful to have also started producing, and simon oscroft has been the perfect partner to do that with after having learned everything i know from andy and rob in the studio previously. i’m also deeply honored by my good friend anthony salazar who, when i said, ‘hit those drums harder than tommy lee on wild side,’ did just that. i hope there are people out there that get from it what i got from albums like “i’m wide awake, it’s morning” by bright eyes, a record that truly made me feel heard and understood from the inside out.”
paris is currently on tour with The Silversun Pickups across North America—see the upcoming dates below. Last year, she hit the road with The Revivalists, Courteeners, and Royal & the Serpent, in addition to performing her own headline shows in New York and Los Angeles and making her debut at SXSW and Boston Calling. Not to mention, this summer, she’ll perform at more US festivals, including BottleRock and Bonnaroo.
In 2020, paris delivered her debut album, wilted, joined by collaborators Andy Hull and Robert McDowell of Manchester Orchestra. Upon arrival, it captured #1 on the iTunes US Alternative Albums Chart and incited the applause of NPR, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, E! News, People, NME, NYLON, Refinery29, WWD, and more. Additionally, she ignited late-night television with an emotionally charged rendition of “let down” on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!. paris remained prolific in 2021 with The Struts‘ collaboration “Low Key In Love,” before sharing the lost EP as a surprise gift for her fans in early 2022. Last summer, paris re-introduced herself with an honest and raw signature sound, marked by singles “lighthouse” and “just you.” Inspired by 90’s bands like Weezer and Marvelous 3, “lighthouse” was produced by singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Butch Walker and features Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on guitar. paris debuted the song with an electrifying live performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
2/24 Bogart’s Cincinnati, OH*
2/25 Tempe Beach Park Tempe, AZ*
2/28 The Hall Little Rock, AR*
3/2 House of Blues New Orleans, LA*
3/4 Aztec Theatre San Antonio, TX*
3/5 Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall Fort Worth, TX*
3/7 House of Blues Houston, TX*
3/9 Emo’s Austin, TX*
5/26 BottleRock Festival Napa, CA
6/15 Bonnaroo Festival Manchester, TN
*supporting The Silversun Pickups