By: Seamus Fay
Boston is home to a certain underground energy right now that refuses to be ignored. Circles of artists are steadily making waves, and the more energy that they seem to garner within their own pockets, the more visible they become to prospective fans. With this, I’ve always been aware of the name Paris, but not until now did I really delve deep into the Boston native’s catalog. And thankfully so, my first introduction to his eccentric yet sonically-pleasing collection of music comes with Paris’ latest offering, “Mistakes Like This”.
Taking this one at face value, I’d say that Paris is different, but securely so, in a refreshing kind of way.
That being said, backed by an innocent, soulful array of piano notes and chords, “Mistakes Like This” places honesty above all, as Paris explores his emotions and the world around him with a keen eye for detail. His passionate deliveries shine through lyrics about not even wanting to be famous, and listeners are brought into a compelling world that manifests itself as an unfaltering stream of consciousness. Lyrically, the rising talent defines a mistake and whether it can truly exist in his barrage of thought-provoking rhymes, ultimately marking this track acts as one of many reasons why Boston shouldn’t be sleeping on Paris. In all truth, he’s something special, and we here at Graduation Music have been sleeping for far too long.
Listen to “Mistakes Like This” below: