Michael Jackson’s daughter, the model, and now musician, Paris Jackson, recently gave an interview to Variety magazine, in which she discussed the future of her career and revealed that she knows exactly what she wants to do.
As you may know, Paris Jackson, just like her father, is also interested in music. Even though she had mainly worked on her modeling and acting career in the past years, 2020 was the year that Paris took a major step in her career as a musician.
She recently released her first debut album called ‘Wilted‘ on November 13, and her first solo track ‘Let Down‘ which was released on October 29 achieved critical acclaim. Even though her father was a musician too, it seems like Paris is interested in a different genre, indie-folk music.
In her album, Paris reflected her need to talk, open up, and share her feelings and her songs seem to be highly personal. In the interview with Variety magazine, she told the story of how recording the ‘Freight Train,’ which Paris said is ‘one of the more vulnerable songs of mine,’ changed her approach to music.
Paris collaborated with Andy Hull and Robert McDowell from the band Manchester Orchestra in the creation of her new album. In the interview, she defined Andy as her ‘hero‘ and told the story of how working with them influenced her approach to music.
Paris said that while working on ‘Freight Train,’, Andy’s performance while doing the harmonies and back up vocals brought tears to her eyes, and led her to say that she wants to keep doing ‘this‘ for the rest of her life. Hearing her ‘hero’ singing the lyrics she wrote convinced her that music is the right career path for her.
Here’s what Paris Jackson said in the interview when she was asked what her career dream was:
“To do this for the rest of my life. I’ll share this moment with you. I think it was maybe day two or three in the studio in Georgia, at Andy and Rob’s place. And we recorded the basics for, I think it was ‘Freight Train’ that we were working on. ‘Freight Train’ was one of the more vulnerable songs of mine. I was sitting in the computer room with Rob and Jamie Martens, and this was just a few days before Dan Hannon came on board.
Andy went into the vocal booth to do the harmonies and the backup vocals, and for that, they turned my voice down so we could hear what he was doing. And to just hear my hero singing my lyrics… it brought tears to my eyes. I just remember thinking, damn, I want to do this for the rest of my life.”
As Paris did not clarify what ‘this’ was, even though she insinuated that it is music, the interviewer went on to ask her what she meant. She said that she meant music and that the feeling of creating something and then connecting with other artists through your work is very precious.
Paris added that her work as a musician makes her feel accomplished and hearing Andy sing her lyrics showed her that she is exactly where she needs to be and is doing exactly what she should be doing and that it is incredible.
When she was asked if by ‘this’ she means music, Paris said:
“Yes. Connect with other artists like this, and to create like this. It just makes my heart so full. It’s that feeling like I’m exactly where I need to be, and I’m doing exactly what I need to be doing. It’s hard to explain, but it’s incredible.”
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