The Soundflowers is the new musical project from Paris Jackson and her partner Gabriel Glenn. Although a new name to many, you may have heard of Paris’ father, a singer by the name of Michael Jackson.
Jackson and Glenn first met at Los Angeles’ Rainbow Bar and Grill after the Paris caught a performance of Gabriel’s band, TrashDögs. The pair began sharing music and writing together, finding themselves a natural artistic fit. The duo entered the studio with producer Mike Malchicoff (King Princess) and GRAMMY-winning mixer Rob Kinelski (Billie Eilish). The results are far removed from Paris’ dad’s pop sound, with The Soundflowers focusing instead on acoustic and indie-folk sounds with hints of “bluegrass country and beach reggae.”
“A lot of our music, some of the songs on the EP and some of the songs that have yet to come are about pain,” says Jackson, “I’m sure to many it will come off as emo and sad, and that’s okay. But my hope is that it brings comfort to those who feel the way I did when I wrote the songs, especially ‘Geronimo’. I’d like for the listeners who resonate with the lyrics to know that they are not alone. And that it gets better
It feels good to know that people will hear our music and see me as I am. This is the first opportunity I’ve been able to share my journey in my own way.”
Check out their first video below:
The duo also plans to release a merchandise line, with proceeds from sales going towards the Black Women Lead organisation and the Black Voters Matter Fund.
Posting on Instagram, Paris wrote: “So insanely excited to share the news that my band’s EP that we’ve been talking about for the last two years is finally ready to be released next week on June 23rd. We’re so eternally grateful for every one of you and all of the support and love you’ve shared with us. I really hope you guys enjoy it,” the 22-year-old wrote.”
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