Las Vegas, Nevada 2020-10-30 02:45:00 –
Chris Pizzello / AP
Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 11:45 pm
New York — it started in her bedroom with guitar alone, but Paris Jackson began to deal with heartache after the recent split into her debut solo album.
22-year-old Jackson has been an avid music fan for a lifetime, trying to make his own, but until now hesitated to call himself a singer-songwriter.
“This is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Jackson told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview this week.
She describes her graceful acoustic sound as an alternative folk. It’s far from the genre of his father, Michael Jackson. Being the daughter of the King of Pop adds a layer of scrutiny to the vulnerabilities needed to bring a personal song to life.
“I’m excited and nervous, but I’m sure it will be heard by anyone who should listen to this record. It will reach them. And when it comes to critics and things, they do it. I really don’t think I know how to criticize, “says Jackson.
Earlier this year, Jackson was half of the acoustic duo “The Sound Flowers” with his boyfriend Gabriel Glen, but until the two split. She literally describes caring for a broken heart as “hurting your chest,” but Jackson turned her pain into art. “You were all of me / and now I fall to the ground,” she sings on her new single, “Let Down,” which she drops on Friday.
Her bedroom time was released on November 13th with 11 songs on the concept album “Wilted” released by Republic Records. All stages of sadness are represented in her lyrics: anger, denial, negotiation, acceptance, but the final song, the bright “Another Spring,” is stronger than allowing her to “shine the wounds.” Reveal the woman.
Jackson cites many musical influences, including singer-songwriter Damien Rice, Leila Montagne, and Conor Oberst. Her eyes brighten when she talks about being a “big fan” of the indie rock band Manchester Orchestra. She was overjoyed when she heard that band guitarist and singer-songwriter Andy Hull would make her first record. She flew to Atlanta to work with him and says the band supported her sound.
“Everyone was very kind and kind and held this project as very sacred. They understood my emotional connection to it and understood that this was my baby. They understood. I didn’t want to be unreal about who I was, and they just took it to the next level, “says Jackson.
Michael Jackson is famous for trying to protect his three young children from the spotlight. After Jackson’s death in 2009 due to an overdose of the anesthetic propofol, Paris and her two brothers (23-year-old Prince and 18-year-old Bigi) lived with their grandmother Katherine Jackson. Paris moved at the age of 18 and has been modeling and acting, but always playing music.
In June, she and Glen hosted a documentary series called “Unfiltered” on Facebook Watch to get a glimpse of her private life and a small acoustic tour of the duo. Jackson revealed self-harm and suicide attempts in her testimony, stating that music is a way to guide her pain.
There’s an upcoming music video to accompany the new single “Let Down,” which favors young Jackson’s love for horror and gusset. In it, the character she plays is literally torn her heart from her breasts by her lover. One of the recurring scenes is in a dark forest reminiscent of the elements of his father’s famous “thriller” video. Jackson blames when asked what he thinks of her music.
“I don’t know. I can’t speak for him because I’m not him. But I hope he’ll be happy. I think he’ll be excited because I’m happy,” she said. Said.
The pandemic set aside most musical acts, Jackson missed her favorite band listening live, and is eager to play some shows soon, if anti-COVID-19 measures allow. Is called. She said music wants to help people feel “a little more lonely.”
“By creating this, I found so much healing, and there was a moment when I listened back to a particular song, and I think,” Wow, I was very naive. ” But most of the time, it’s like the gratitude and joy you get from listening to these songs and seeing their development and evolution, “she said.