Once upon a time, a teenager went with his friend to audition for a drag show at London’s famous Heaven Nightclub. From there, no box or definition has been expansive enough to contain Paris King, and with new single, ‘Jealousy’, we get some idea of what to expect from her upcoming EP.
Growing up with their father’s Jamaican heritage, and the Celtic lines of their mother, the music of both ran deep, and it clearly informs the style of her music. Finding sanctuary in London’s drag scene, Paris King began creating music videos for her singles in full drag, challenging stereotypes as she went. ‘Jealousy’ is a no-holds-barred anthem about owning who you are, and with pounding drums and lively horns reflecting her Caribbean heritage, Paris King raps, groans, and belts out her lines with a power and dominance that can’t be matched.
The music video for ‘Jealousy’, directed by Paris herself, is a chic and gorgeous, a celebration of human expression. As she stands in front of a projection of the flags of her nations of origin, Paris King poses in fabulous authority, seductive and stunning. Paris is joined by a bevy of dancers, twerking in time with the music, and we defy you to not be swayed by the music yourself.