March 4, 2013 1 comment
*This is different from Diddy Dirty Money’s album Last Train to Paris*
Last Night In Paris is categorized on Facebook as a Political Party. On Soundcloud, an Art Collective. Both pages display a short bio with the tagline, “You can’t be suave in the rain.” I like that. They’re from London and mysterious, are you intrigued yet?
Stylistically, the collective aspect makes me think of Kids These Days/Phony Ppl, however–a more mature version as many tracks focus on sex (not in a hypersexual Weeknd way but not as sweet as Miguel either). From what I can tell, the group consists of a hodge-podge of singers (both male/female) and a couple of rappers. Here are the names of people listed next to tracks on Soundcloud: Taurean Roye, Flowzart, Sir Berus, Tara Carosielli, Collard, JaJa, KC, Nova Dreamz, Rainy Milo. Therefore, demonstrating there are quite a few people involved in this project.
Ah! As I get more into my first listen I decided they remind me of The Internet too. British rappers are enjoyable because they say things like, “I’m so rococo” and sound cool. Their song “Keep You” has an undeniable connection to the Weeknd (probably “Initiation”–why do I know that?) especially when they say, ‘Don’t worry what’s in the cup.’ I’m trying to ignore this because I despise the Weeknd.
Roses is a great introduction to the curious British group and showcases their take on the future Rap&B style that is so hot right now. It appears from their YouTube that they’re on their way to release videos for quite a few cuts off the EP. Below, you’ll see my favorite of the series, and it’s for the song, “Breathe.”