…gonna take a toll, YOUR PARIS – First
by Walter Price
The new single from Toronto duo Your Paris [Nick Babcock and Laila Kharouba] is a big pop song created in the indie world. The soundtrack ready “First” is an examination of the not oft talked about feeling of exhilaration in the wake of another person who is deteriorating. Although not really a fun look at the consequences of love gained/lost, here it works in its brilliant chill vibes, Kharouba’s whispery vocal dexterity, and the brilliantly produced arrangement that bonds it all together.
“Relationships, love and even ‘happiness’ itself are not always clear cut. They’re complicated, and can be somewhat polarizing, but in a way that’s what it’s all about. You wouldn’t appreciate the highs if you didn’t have the lows. “First” captures the duality of simultaneous love and heartbreak.”
If you’re a fan of Lovers Electric, NRVS LVRS, and/or Wild Belle, then take this stunner for a stream or more. And you can do so as well as this duo’s full Spotify hit list, now at the GTC.
Band photo by Dortasphotography
“This is one of those songs that is almost entirely real. It was inspired by a very complicated situation that we felt hadn’t really been explored too much in music. We hope you are able to connect with “First” on an emotional level and reflect as you listen.” – YP