LA Laura Paris puts her lips together on her colourfully sultry new single and LGBTQ+ supportive video Kissing Boys — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“I love kissing, it makes me feel alive,” the French electro-pop singer-songwriter says. “It’s such a magical feeling to discover someone new for the first time. The first kiss is so important — it can reveal everything about someone, if the person is shy, passionate, tender, wild … I was inspired to compose Kissing Boys while partying in the electro-pop scene of Ibiza and Paris. I wanted to translate the sensation of kissing someone in this environment.”
For this song, Paris teamed up with producers Jordan Kouby and Fred Vectol — who have worked with Martin Solveig, Kanye West, Anthony Joseph, Hindi Zahra, Charles Aznavour, Zaz, The Do, Club Cheval, Louane and Julien Dore, to name a few — at studio Question de Son in Paris. “I’ve learned a lot while mixing with Jordan,” Paris says. “He gave me a lot of tips and advice about production.”
The song comes with a video, produced and directed by Paris herself and shot in Los Angeles, Burning Man and Paris in 2021 and 2022. “I started filming the music video in Burning Man where I met Marco Bollinger, and then in a villa in Los Angeles. I also filmed in Paris, the emblematic city of French Kiss, with the director of photography of Paris By Night. I wanted to include everyone in the video to reflect the song’s feeling and lyrics by showing different people kissing each other, all genders, all colours, just love. And I wanted everyone to feel included, which is why I used ASL (American Sign Language) in the choreography, to allow everyone to understand my songs and my message.
“My goal is to support the LGBTQ+ community with this new music video and create an exhibition advocating freedom, love and equality and campaigning for equal rights and respect for differences,” she says. “We still live in a world where we need to be tagged and recognised in a certain way. I don’t want to be tagged as one thing and neither do my music. I’m myself and I can be anything I want to be. That’s why I relate and support the LGBTQ+ community. It’s actually a community that makes me feel at home. I can be who I want to be, free and dance the way I want. I can wear colourful eccentric glitter outfits and still feel accepted.”
Nicknamed “The French Madonna” for her charisma, artistic creativity and collaborations with the French Touch scene, Paris is a French multi-talent who does it all, as a singer-songwriter, composer, musician, DJ producer, choreographer and film director. She has also been DJing and mixing for the legendary French radio station FG Radio since 2020, which has led her to work with French and international DJs and producers. She is also surrounded by American talents in the production of her songs and videos.
An eclectic artist, Paris incorporates pop, rock, acoustic, electronic, disco, and even soundscapes from Ibiza with influences from Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears and Daft Punk. In addition, she has drawn inspiration from artists such as Lady Gaga, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, Michel Polnareff, David Bowie and Yann Tiersen.