Hailing from Brussels and now located in Paris, LA Laura Paris is a multi-talented, free-spirited musical artist. Her newest song and music video is “Kissing Boys”, and it combines the electro-pop style popular in European club cities like Ibiza and Paris, with the magic of kissing and connecting physically with new people. VENTS recently was able to interview LA Laura Paris, which you can read below.
You express yourself through many mediums: fashion, dance, and visual. What drew you to music specifically?
Since I was 5, I studied classical music, first violon, then piano, and I started writing songs when I was 14. Since I was a kid, I loved to perform, sing and dance, and I knew that music was going to be part of my life. And fashion, dance, and visuals are all connected to my music.
How would you describe your sound? What do you think makes it unique to the music scene?
I don’t have just one sound; I have many different sounds. “Kissing Boys” is more a pop electro Ibiza style sound but I also write more pop acoustic sounds, pop-rock, disco…
For me, music is linked to emotions, one day you can be in love and romantic, the other day you can be happy and want to party and another day you could be angry or sad and all those emotions lead me to compose all these different styles of music. The different emotions combined into one live show make my music unique to the music scene.
What are some major lessons you have learned through your music career?
I have learned to be independent because there are a lot of people who make fake promises or don’t have the same determination that you have and at the end the only one you can really count is yourself. If you really believe in your dream, no matter what challenges you have to go through, you will always arrive where you want to be.
What is the message behind “Kissing Boys”? What inspired you to write this song?
All the boys and girls I kissed in my life really inspired me. I love kissing, it makes me feel alive, 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 scenes of Ibiza and Paris. I wanted to translate the sensation of kissing someone in this environment.
The song “Kissing Boys” is divided in three parts:
The first part is the discovering of each other in a very sensual way and also the sensations of your heart beating fast, the unknown, the suspense, and the sexual tension reaching his peak.
The second part is the sensation of kissing, a sensation of an explosion of energy and feelings, the chemistry finally revealed, indescribable electricity of two people, the excitement because you finally made it!!!
And finally, the third part is when you feel so light and you are letting go of the pressure and enjoying what’s happening! A sensation of tenderness, desire and love filling your body. You can’t stop kissing and kissing again, you are addicted!!! And you are reaching the climax!
What was it like shooting the music video for “Kissing Boys”?
As the Director, I was so excited to see my vision comes to life. I had the chance to meet amazing beautiful people in Burning Man, Los Angeles, and Paris, who helped me make this dream come true. Even unexpected last-minute challenges have electrified this video.
I thank everybody who supported and believed in my vision.
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