Paris Shadows breathes in dark memories and exhales a hypnotic hybrid of gothic alternative hip-hop cast in cavernous beats and guitar awash in reverb. Long before amassing nearly 100 million streams in just a year’s time, touring alongside Post Malone, and earning acclaim from the likes of No Jumper, an unbelievable life shaped this sonic maverick.
He embraced “all or nothing”intensity as a child in Redding, CA. Born to a Mexican father and American mother, chaos surrounded his upbringing. As if predisposing a love for art in her son, mom named Paris after The Cure’s 1992 live album, Paris. Dad left early, and his mother struggled on disability. The family would be supported by government assistance and food stamps. At eleven-years-old, he picked up cello and fell in love with the instrument in between immersing himself in punk and industrial music.
He split his college years between painting and trying his hand at fashion design before joining a hotshot crew to fight wildland fires in 2016. Along the way, he quietly started producing under the name Prodbyparis for friends such as Machai. 2017 saw him pick up the microphone on a whim, cutting a demo for “Po’ed Up” and posting it on Soundcloud. A$AP Mob affiliate Tyler Gro$$o passed iton to Post Malone who invited Paris on tour. He caught the attention of 300 Entertainment who signed him and unveiled the official version featuring multiplatinum star Gunna. Within six months, it cracked 19.3 million Spotify streams. He joined forces with producer Taz Taylor [Juice WRLD, XXXTentacion] and legendary drummer Travis Barker [blink-182] to record his debut One Night In ParisEP. Its lead single “GONE” [feat. Trippie Redd] notched 27.8 million Spotify streams with “ANGEL” eclipsing the 9 million-mark. It set the stage for his 2019 full-length, Shadows, led by the lead single “No Choice” produced by Keith Varon [Zara Larsson, Lindsey Stirling].