Paris Jackson – wilted (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 44:37 minutes | 590 MB | Genre: Alterantive, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Republic Records
22-year-old singer, songwriter, actress, model and activist Paris Jackson makes her solo debut with a song and music video titled “Let Down.” This notably marks her inaugural solo release for Republic Records. Her first full-length album, Wilted, is arriving on November 13, 2020.
Written by Paris herself and produced by Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull, “Let Down” tells a story of heartbreak through alternative-folk and singer-songwriter sounds and influences. Glassy acoustic strumming gives way to her lilting delivery as the soundscape envelopes airy synths and lithe guitar leads. Pensive lyrical poetry takes hold as Parispaints a picture of “eyes painted black, tragic paperback,” before she admits, “You were my all, and now, I fall to the ground.”
Of releasing “Let Down,” Paris says, “I feel so many emotions. I’m excited, I’m nervous, mostly grateful and happy…The freedom to create, not being told what to sing and how to sing it, what to write; it’s awesome. It’s a gift, it’s a blessing.”
The music video, executive produced by Eli Roth and directed by Meredith Alloway, translates this spirit in a nostalgic vignette punctuated by gentle psychedelic wonder, and a shocking end. The stunning visuals also offer a nod to legendary designer Alexander McQueen, a personal inspiration to Paris, who wore a piece from his Summer 2007 collection in the video.
This continues a prolific 2020 for Paris. Earlier this year, she unveiled The Soundflowers with a self-titled five-track EP, which generated over 1 million cumulative streams and counting. Shining light on collaboration, influences, and activism, the project outlined an array of eclectic sonic endeavors while welcoming listeners with a unique sense of experimentation.
1. Paris Jackson – collide
2. Paris Jackson – undone
3. Paris Jackson – repair
4. Paris Jackson – cosmic
5. Paris Jackson – dead sea
6. Paris Jackson – let down
7. Paris Jackson – eyelids
8. Paris Jackson – scorpio rising
9. Paris Jackson – freight train
10. Paris Jackson – wilted
11. Paris Jackson – another spring