Post Malone, 21 Savage, Paris
Interview by Candi Roberts and Nicole Juliette Hetlyn
Photos by Nicole Juliette Hetlyn
Nashville was definitely ready to party when Paris, 21 Savage, and Post Malone came to the Municipal Auditorium.
This was such a fun show, the crowd knew every single lyric and held their Bud LIght's high as they danced along.
Nicole caught up with California rapper, Paris, after the show. He recently released his debut album, One Night in Paris,
and we were excited to learn more about his music, creative side, and tour "must haves."
You are currently out on tour with Post Malone and 21 Savage. How is tour going?
P: It’s been going great! We had a couple of days off, so we all hung out with our friends and family, and girls that we have been talking to. We also had time to relax and try some new food here in Nashville. It’s been really cool to see the city.
N: What have been your favorite spots so far?
P: We really liked the Honky Tonks! We went there and caused a ruckus, and we also spent too much money (laughs).
You recently released the video for “BONES.” It’s a really artistic video, eating a butterfly and whatnot. Where did you get your ideas for this, and how did this come about?
P: That songs is about my ex. I was with my ex for six years. It was really good, and it was really bad; like most relationships start and finish. The inspiration behind it is breaking free. The lyrics help to really feel out the video and give a better understanding, The butterflies were supposed to fly out, and “break free” at the end. It was my creative push to ask, “can I EAT the butterfly?” They said I could if I wanted to, so why not? That was supposed to symbolize… I actually don’t want to say what that symbolizes for me, I want to leave it open for interpretation for other people to have their own meaning.
I’ve heard that your name [Paris] comes from the Cure. What’s the backstory?
P: My mom loves the Cure. She also loves Greek mythology. When my mom was going to name me, she was stuck in between two names - Gabriel and Paris. When the live version of the album came out, Paris shot Achilles, so Paris won.
Why are three must have items for tour?
P: Coconut water, Emergen-C, and self-respect.
As a Travis Barker fan, If you could collaborate with him, what would that project look like?
P: I actually did start a collaboration with him! I am working on a new album, and every single song is with him and John Feldmann. I don’t want to give away too much, but they are working their asses off. While I am on tour, I do vocals to a very standard track, and then Travis re-produces the whole thing and makes it sound amazing. It’s so crazy.
Having such a strong creative side, if you could have your songs featured in any movie, what would it be?
I really love Finding Nemo. I love movies that you don’t have to be super engaged in, but they still make you feel some type of way. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is another great movie, that would be cool too.
What’s in store for the rest of 2018?
Me establishing myself as an artist where people can recognize me, and mentally preparing myself for my future and what’s to come.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 8—Nashville, TN—Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 9—Simpsonville, SC—Heritage Park Amphitheater
May 10—Jacksonville, FL—Daily's Place
May 16—Charlotte, NC—PNC Music Pavilion
May 18—Raleigh, NC—Coastal Credit Union Music Park
May 19—Baltimore, MD—Preakness
May 23—Philadelphia, PA—Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
May 24—Boston, MA—Xfinity Center
May 26—Darien, NY—Darien Lake Amphitheater
May 27—Toronto, ON—RBC Echo Beach
May 29—Detroit, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill
June 2—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 5—Chicago, IL—Huntington Bank Pavilion
June 6—Indianapolis, IN—Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
June 10—Atlanta, GA—Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 14—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 15—Houston, TX—The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 16—Austin, Texas—Austin360 Amphitheater
June 19—Phoenix, AZ—Rawhide Event Center
June 21—San Diego, CA—Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
June 22—Las Vegas, NV.—Park Theater at Park MGM
June 24—San Francisco, CA—Shoreline Amphitheater