Paris (left) came into the studio with a face full of tears. She refused to tell anyone what was going on with her. She just wanted to be left alone with a lap top and a sheet of paper. I made sure she got her own private space.
The next day Paris ran straight to the control room and quietly said in my ear, “I want to do a song for my brother.” She opened up to me in the studio that afternoon about what she was going through. Her brother was fatally shot and left for dead on the street. Paris and a friend found him on the ground on their way home from school.
The song made wrote him is spectacular. Her friend, Mar’Kessia, actually was recording her from the control room. I left the room for about an hour. When I returned, they were working on the song together in the control room.
Paris is very open in her music and uses the studio as a platform to let off steam and energy. She also has a fun song called “Put Some Respek On My Name”. Every time it comes on in the studio, every student knows it word for word. Paris is already starting a very diverse catalogue of music. I look forward to sharing the song she is recording about her brother in our next blog!