Paris Obscur is a french songwriter and live artist, singing mostly his own songs, in english. His genre can be described as dark romantic music.
This astonishing performer will keep you hung upon his lips with his modern times faery tales, triggering strong emotions and contrasted felings for your greatest delight.
Childhood, dreams, love, melancholy, freedom, life and death are some of his favourite topics.
All his songs are linked, forming a complex and suspenseful story that you will like to explore in its smallest details.
Talking about details... you will particularly enjoy discovering all the richness of his work as a composer.
Sophisticated arrangements, carefully chosen instruments and sounds, breathtaking melodies : his 10 years of experience as a professional music writer for the advertisement business serve brilliantly his deep and dark sensual voice, that will make you ...hummm well. You know. The sexy french accent ...
Paris Obscur's influences and favourite artists are as varied as his work : Leonard Cohen, The Velvet Underground, Radiohead, Nick Cave, The Cure, Depeche Mode or The Doors... Through his music, you will recognize genres like classical, pop, goth, electro, indus, blues, dance music or jazz. Even country music. But always with this very special touch that makes his universe and shows totally unique.
The story starts with Leonard Cohen's song : The Partisan. A man survives the 2nd world war. Alone.
Without betraying the memory of his first family, he decides to find love once again, a woman who gives him two lovely boys.
Sadly, the woman dies while giving birth, leaving her husband alone to raise their two sons. These three destinies are told in Paris Obscur's songs, all inspired by real stories, lived, related, distorted experiences.
The stories are told in a way that is neither scientific nor journalistic. Paris Obscur rather focuses on points of views, perspectives especially those of different characters about a same given situation.
It is an intense and dangerous travel through strong and contradictory emotions. The author has carefully avoided any strong moral position while telling his stories. The listener alone will judge and define the limits of what can be considered as acceptable.
THE DARKNESS OF MY SOUL
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