Paris Jackson Talks Father Michael Jackson’s Impact & Her First ‘High School Musical’ Concert

Paris Jackson shines under her own spotlight for the premiere of her and her boyfriend/The Soundflowers bandmate Gabriel Glenn's Facebook Watch docuseries Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn today (June 30).

Paris Jackson Talks Father Michael Jackson’s Impact & Her First ‘High School Musical’ Concert

After dropping a debut EP with her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn for their new musical group The Soundflowers last week, Paris Jackson shines under her own spotlight for the premiere of their Facebook Watch docuseries Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn today (June 30).

“Everyone in my family does music. I mean, I’m a Jackson,” Paris said in the opening scenes of the first episode titled “Who Is Paris Jackson?”. “It makes sense that I’m a musician, but like, a Jackson doing folk/indie? What?”

From the get-go, viewers learn Paris’ dreams of following in her father Michael Jackson’s stunning footsteps came to her as early as her fourth birthday. When the King of Pop asked her in the home movie clip what she wished for when she blew out the candles on her princess cake, she innocently replied, “Um I do what you do.” He then asked her what he did and Paris responded, “You dance and sing.”

In a never-before-seen clip, Michael Jackson’s This Is It film and tour director Kenny Ortega reminisced with the now-22-year-old singer about how he and Michael took her and her older brother Prince Jackson to their first-ever concert, High School Musical: The Concert, and introduced them to the entire Disney Channel cast backstage.

Despite the cool opportunities afforded to Michael’s children, Prince described the “unique circumstances” surrounding their childhood in his cameo. “I feel that she has come a long way and she has learned a lot in how to carry herself,” the 23-year-old described Paris in the interview segment. “When I get to see my sister sing, I feel very proud in a way because I’ve seen where she came from and everything she had to deal with when she was growing up and how that singing has been an outlet for her.”

Aside from Michael’s recording legacy and Prince’s support at her shows, the Jackson family continues showing up for Paris’ blossoming musical career. Her cousin and famed singer-songwriter Austin Brown currently serves as Paris’ producer. But she didn’t pick her bandmate from her bloodline: She picked Glenn out from one of his intimate L.A. shows.

He used to perform with a heavy metal group called Trash Dogs at Hollywood’s Rainbow Bar & Grill when his Mötley Crüe T-shirt and Ohm necklace caught Paris’ eye one night and she definitely caught his. “I know when she was walking up, my body was saying, ‘Be cool,’ but my brain was saying, ‘Just run! Just run!'” he recalled the night they first met.

From spending three days straight together to living in his van within that first week, Paris quickly adjusted to the nomadic life she always knew from her father’s superstar days as well as life in front of the cameras, which Glenn began to understand.

“I never realized how much she was around at that age and how many people and how much she was really involved in the day-to-day in her father’s life, whether it was being on the road with him or being at rehearsals or she was really by his side for pretty much as much as he could keep her,” he said in an interview portion of the episode. “For me, it was nice to kind of see that window into how much extended family she really has, how many people she considers part of that tribe.”

Watch the “Who Is Paris Jackson” premiere episode of Unfiltered below.

Who is Paris Jackson?

Michael Jackson’s daughter singing folk music? In this premiere episode, we meet Paris and her boyfriend Gabe as they launch their band amidst pressures to live up to the Jackson family legacy.

Posted by Unfiltered: Paris Jackson & Gabriel Glenn on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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The Video for Disclosure’s New Single ‘My High’ Is an Absurd Medical Emergency

English duo Disclosure release their latest track "My High," the second single from their forthcoming album, Energy.

The Video for Disclosure’s New Single ‘My High’ Is an Absurd Medical Emergency

2020 has been one of the more sadistic years in recent memory, and Disclosure captures this spirit of torment in the just-released video for their also just-released track “My High.”

Featuring vocals from American hip-hop artist Aminé and British hip-hop artist slowthai, the song is a slinky, driving hip house cut with a singalong chorus that’s coming in hot as a bright spot in a rather bummer summer. Hear the song below.

Shot in Mexico City and Los Angeles before quarantine began, the corresponding video follows a car accident victim as he tries to get medical attention and instead is thrust forth — while on a stretcher — through an increasingly absurd series of settings including a family dinner, a house party and a dollar store. Aminé and slowthai both make appearances.

“We always wanted to work with rappers, we just didn’t know any and we had no means of contacting them… there aren’t a lot of rappers in Reigate,” the Lawrence brothers are quoted in a statement in reference to their English hometown. Clearly, they figured out how to make the connect.

“Writing ‘My High’ with Aminé was a lot a fun,” their statement continues. “He’s hilarious and may as well be a comedian. He writes so quickly and it’s amazing to watch. He brought so much energy to this already very energetic tune that when we got home to London in January, there was only one guy capable of matching it… slowthai.”

“My High” is the second single from Disclosure’s forthcoming LP, Energy. A formidable assortment of other artists including Common, Channel Tres, Kelis and Fatoumata Diawara (the vocalist on Disclosure’s 2018 hit “Ultimatum”) with also be featured on the LP. No release date has yet been announced for the album, which will be the third from Disclosure.

It’s been seven years since Disclosure blew up on the power of their game-chancing debut album Settle, which Billboard Dance named No. 1 on its list of the Top 40 Dance Albums of the Decade.

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