Parisalexa Shares New Single “Chocolate” Off Forthcoming Project ‘2 Real’

January 23, 2020

Photo credit: Leleita McKill

PRAISE FOR PARISALEXA

“a versatile pop/R&B songwriter and performer”
Genius

“Parisalexa strikes a ’90s chord akin to Monica or Faith Evans”
NPR Music

“Williams flashes an older soul, with hints of soul, jazz and ’90s R&B”
Seattle Times

“Parisalexa is gradually emerging from the label of Seattle’s best-kept secret to a strong name in the realm of R&B’s upstarts.”

HotNewHipHop

Parisalexa today shares “Chocolate,” a song she calls ‘a celebration of melanin,’ off her forthcoming project, 2 Real, coming out April 2020. Listen/watch above and HERE.

Says Parisalexa, “I wrote this song based on how I feel when I look in the mirror. I love my blackness and all the richness of culture tied to my brown skin and it deserves to be sung about. It took a long time for me to be confident in all that I am, so this is a toast to all my sisters and brothers who have arrived at the same peak. No matter where we go in life, we came from the motherland.”

Seattle’s Parisalexa (aka 21-year-old Paris Alexa Williams) creates R&B with hints of soul, jazz, and hip hop. Garnering comparisons to ’90s greats like Monica or Faith Evans, Paris has already made fans at NPR Music, Genius, KEXP, Seattle Times, HotNewHipHop, Nylon, among others, for her stunning voice.

This past fall, Paris released the first single, “2 Real,” on the heels of new tracks with Xavier Omar & Sango,Tuxedo, and an appearance on the NBC show ‘Songland.’

Parisalexa will hit the road with Xavier Omar this Friday and also play SXSW in March. Find all announced tour dates below and here.

PARISALEXA LIVE 2020
** = 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**
3/17-22 – Austin, TX – SXSW (showcase info TBA)

“Chocolate” is out now, buy/stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and more here.

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