kill paris Gets Us Addicted to 'Junkie': Exclusive Premiere

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We are officially addicted to kill paris. His new track “Junkie,” premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance, is the exact dose of heavy chill that the doctor ordered.

With a spacey instrumental paired with lyrics like, “Addicted to your nicotine in the bloodstream,” the track makes you feel what it’s like to crave something (or someone) that isn’t good for you, yet irresistible.

Speaking on the “Junkie,” kill paris explains, “Nevve and I wrote the track inspired by the spark in relationships, the energy of falling in and out of love... The feeling of constantly being connected to someone even when you don’t want to be, like nicotine."  

This release also comes on the hells of an important decision in kill paris’ career. After the tragic attack at the Bataclan in Paris last year, the DJ thought it best to change his name. In a statement to Billboard Dance, he explains:

“Nearly 13 years ago, I started making music under the name kill paris. Since its incarnation, it has never stood for anything violent or negative. It has always been about being real, about being human, and not conforming or supporting the “famous for nothing” lifestyle. In fact, the name was originally derived from Romeo & Juliet. In reading the play, you’ll realize that the meaning of the name “kill paris” is about true love – unfiltered by material possessions or social status. 

As most know, nearly a year ago, some horrible things happened in Paris. Innocent people had their life taken away from them. On that day, because of my name, I started receiving very troubling messages and comments… I can’t say how much these things affected me. I decided that it was best to change my name. It wasn’t something I had to do, but I felt it was the right thing at the time. 

Since then, I truly felt like the floor had fallen out from underneath me. The project that I had spent 13 years working on was gone. Changing the name to Chill Harris felt right at the time, but I felt weird releasing any music under the name. I felt the people who really followed kill paris were confused. Hell, I was confused! So after having time to reflect, I’m convinced going back to kill paris is the right thing to do. I am not going to cower from expressing myself in terms of fear. I stand for love, peace, self-reflection, and making this world a better place through music.

I appreciate each and every one of my fans being patient with me. I’m ready to share my sounds with you again. 

Much love, KP.”

Press play on "Junkie" below and prepare for the feels.


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