BOSS BAES : MADISON PARIS
Meet our latest boss bae, Madison Paris who has just recently release her second single ‘Excuse’ .
If R&B is your vibe this then super talented singer-songwriter needs to be added to your playlist ASAP. Her sound has been compared to the likes of Jhene Aiko, Solange, Sinead Harnett and Kehlani, and is a fusion of slayin’ vocals, mixed with hip-hop inspired beats.
We caught up with this ultimate babe to get the lowdown on all things music, fashion and inspirations for Summer 2018.
Tell us about yourself
I’m Madison Paris, I’m 22 and I’m a singer/songwriter. I write all my own music and I’m inspired by artists like SZA, Jhene Aiko, Party Next Door and H.E.R.
Did you always want to be a singer? How did you get into it?
I’ve always wanted to be a singer! I’ve got quite a musical family so that was always a big influence. I was in a girl band before which got me into it and connected me with a lot of great people. I went solo last summer so I’m still kind of at the beginning of my journey, but so far it’s been amazing!
Who did you listen to growing up?
My mum loves Bob Marley so he was on in the house a lot and your usual Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston etc. but as I got older I fell in love with RnB so artists like Aaliyah, Ashanti and Destiny’s child all had a massive impact on me. I’m a 90’s baby so music back then was amazing to grow up to!
What would be your go to song in prep for a night out?
Oooooh this is a hard one. At the moment I think it would have to be Kings Dead by Kendrick Lamar, I’ve recently become kind of obsessed with the song even though it came out ages ago. I love singing along to futures part, it really hypes me up and puts me in a good mood so it’s definitely a good choice before a night out haha!
Festival season is around the corner, are you attending any? If not, where would your dream fest be?
I am so bad when it comes to planning things like festivals. I’m one of those “Is anyone selling tickets?” the night before kind of people, haha! So right now I don’t have any planned but I think I’m going to try and make it to a couple of the local ones like wireless and Lovebox at least. My dream festival has to be Coachella or more appropriately Beychella for obvious reasons haha!
Explain your style in 3 words
Comfortable, urban, cute
If you had to pick out a pair from the PD site to rock out on stage, which style would it be?
I am in loveee with the Renzo sock fit ankle boots at the moment! In red and white! I could do a quick Beyoncé change and rock them both for the performance, haha!
If you could pick one artist to tour with, who would it be?
I feel like Cardi B would be soooo much fun to tour with! I love everything she’s about and it would definitely be memorable!
Top highlight of your career so far?
Shooting my first music video for Excuse. I was so nervous at first but it was such an amazing experience and now I can’t wait to shoot more!
What’s next for Madison Paris?
More releases, more videos (more shoes hopefully haha) all leading up to the release of my first EP later this year!
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