Seattle’s rising R&B powerhouse, Parisalexa, today shares “2 Real” off her forthcoming debut full-length album. “2 Real” triumphantly describes a journey through betrayal to understand the value of self-worth. Listen HERE.
Parisalexa creates R&B with hints of soul, jazz, and hip hop. Garnering comparisons to ’90s greats like Monica or Faith Evans, 21-year-old Paris has already made fans at NPR Music, Genius, KEXP, Seattle Times, Nylon, among others, for her stunning voice.
Earlier this summer, Paris released new music with Xavier Omar & Sango and Tuxedo, toured the West Coast with Ivy Sole, and appeared on NBC’s ‘Songland.’
Parisalexa today also confirms a US tour with Xavier Omar to kick off in January. Find all dates below and here.
Says Parisalexa about writing “2 Real,” “When I wrote this song I was fed up. I felt betrayed by people that I put my trust in (men, friends, collaborators) and I really took a moment to reevaluate my expectations of others. I reassessed a lot of relationships, and fortunately met new friends that reciprocated what I was putting out. They showed me that not everyone is fake, not everyone says they’re going to do something and doesn’t do it. So that’s where I am now; too genuine for the average friendship, too deep for a surface level relationship. And I’ve learned my true value. No matter what the vibe around me is, I’m perfectly fine with being too real.”
“2 Real” is out now, buy/stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and more here.
PARISALEXA LIVE DATES
** = supporting Xavier Omar
1/24 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club**
1/25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox**
1/27 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre**
1/30 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades**
1/31 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom**
2/1 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Atrium at the Catalyst**
2/2 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre**
2/6 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC**
2/7 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park**
2/8 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge**
PRAISE FOR PARISALEXA
“Parisalexa strikes a ’90s chord akin to Monica or Faith Evans with her sound. But it’s her pen game that shows the type of promise that’s already landed of her on some best-of lists.”
“Williams flashes an older soul, with hints of soul, jazz and ’90s R&B”
“a versatile pop/R&B songwriter and performer”
“‘In Bloom: Parisalexa Flexes Her Confidence”
“A concept we will always get behind.”