Posted on 03.14.14 at 12:35 pm

Hailing from LA, Paris Carney is breaking expectations by being herself.  You may think, from her glimmering gold album art, that she is glitz and glamour, synthetic over synth and beauty over moody (this IS LA right?), but you’d be wrong.  Paris is a full fledged woman, proud of her own ordinariness and extolling her own extraordinariness- like the fact that she’s married and sports her bling loud and proud.  Here’s the kicker- Unlike her antithesis, the OTHER Paris (and one who embodies the LA I personally find completely perturbing), Paris Carney writes her own tracks and then records and produces them in her own home.  Less than a month ago she released her debut single, It’s Always the Quiet Ones- a slight criticism of the music industry while also a masked and nuanced power anthem.  Paris has described herself in Nylon Magazine, “as if Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell had a baby raised by Andre 3000 + a laptop”.  I can see that, but if I were to do my own artist hodgepodge comparison I’d say Paris Carney is if Jessica Simpson and Imogen Heap were lesbian lovers who borrowed Ben Gibbard’s and Justin Bieber’s semen and had a well adjusted daughter flourish into beautiful womanhood.  Basically she’s a beautiful combination of indie juggernaut and commercial underrated talent (underrated due to media stigma)- which is all part of Paris’ battle, no?

It was really Paris’ second single that sold me though.  She released Astronaut 4 days ago and I personally can’t stop. Enjoy her two tracks below.



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