Warpaint - Paradisia
Our next LCM featured artists today are the new London trio of Sophie-Rose (vocals), Anna (harp) and Kristy (vocals, keyboard) better known as Paradisia. After being involved in a variety of musical projects together over the last five years, they formed Paradisia in 2015. Our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the beautiful 'Warpaint', one of the lead singles from their recently released debut album 'Sound Of Freedom'.
Sophie-Rose and Kristy played their first show together in a support slot at Brixton Academy in 2010 whilst playing in punk band 'Rum Shebeen'. A chance spotting of a harp belonging to Anna at her house party united the three, as well as a mutual love of Joni Mitchell, and since then the past five years have been spent working together on a number of musical projects. Having toured extensively with these previous projects, supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Carole King and Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park, Paradisia spent time in Berlin to record their debut record in 2015 and chose their cover of Springsteen’s 'Dancing in the Dark' as their debut single. The track rose to #8 in the HypeMachine chart and has over 50,000 plays on SoundCloud to date. Of the track, the band says ‘it’s a beautifully written song and slowing it down was our way of bringing attention to the lyrics, so we wanted to show the beauty and sadness of them with our own interpretation’.
The band's name itself is a word they use to describe an idealistic and beautiful aesthetic, a space away from reality to a place that occupies a perfect limbo between this world and a dreamlike utopia, the diversion to a higher sphere that music tends to offer most often: escapism. With relatable lyrics that draw inspiration from personal experiences, Paradisia is a world into which most can escape.
Paradisia released their 12-track debut album 'Sound Of Freedom' on the 26th May, 2017.