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On her debut album Wilted, Paris Jackson presents a collection of profoundly personal stories, each song masterfully rendered in her mesmerizing voice. With a poet’s grasp of detail and penchant for free-flowing narrative, the singer/guitarist/songwriter documents a particularly painful moment in her recent past, as well as the life-changing transformation that followed. Working with Manchester Orchestra singer/guitarist Andy Hull and lead guitarist Robert McDowell, Jackson merged her lyrical storytelling with an unpredictable collision of alt-rock and folk, arriving at a sound that’s mercurial and spellbinding and endlessly transportive. With the release of Wilted, Jackson remains passionately focused on pushing forward in her artistry. “I experienced a lot of healing through making this record, and in an ideal world it would be amazing if people experienced a similar kind of healing from listening to it—but I’d rather leave it up to them to take whatever they want from the album,” she says. “I put so much of myself into these songs and got as raw and vulnerable as I possibly could, and we ended up taking them to a level that I never could have imagined.”
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