Michael Jackson's daughter Paris has released a grunge single that sounds like Nirvana

Paris Jackson
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Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, has released a grungy new single, Bandaid.

"This is the type of music I used to dream of making myself when I was 14 discovering Nirvana and Pixies for the first time," Jackson says. "Lyrically it’s the most raw and vulnerable I’ve ever been in any of my songs. It’s the first track I’ve truly let loose and yelled on in the studio, which you can hear in the third chorus, and I feel like that’s why it had to be the title track for my next record.

"I’m grateful to have also started producing, and Simon Oscroft has been the perfect partner to do that with."

“I’m also deeply honored by my good friend Anthony Salazar who, when I said, 'hit those drums harder than Tommy Lee on wild side,' did just that. I hope there are people out there that get from it what I got from albums like I’m wide awake, it’s morning by Bright Eyes, a record that truly made me feel heard and understood from the inside out.”

The lyrics for Bandaid's opening verse run:

"you know i’ve spent a good few years
just thinking, drinking about you
my head is filled with souvenirs i’m limping, beginning to undo
the pieces of me
strung together
free the new me

Listen to Bandaid below:

Jackson is currently on tour in the US opening shows for Smashing Pumpkins soundalikes Silversun Pickups. Bandaid will be the title track of her forthcoming second album, the follow-up to 2020's Wilted.

Paul Brannigan
Contributing Editor, Louder

A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Born in the North of Ireland, Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.