Paris Jackson Reflects On Nirvana And Soundgarden’s Influence On Her Music

Paris Jackson recently spoke about the influence of iconic grunge bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden on her music. The musician stated that she has listened to them since she was a teenager.

Michael Jackson’s second child Paris Jackson has established a successful music career since her album, ‘Wilted,’ released in 2020. Before that, she had also formed a musical duo named The Soundflowers with Gabriel Glenn in 2018 and sang two original songs called ‘Daisy’ and ‘In the Blue.’

In a recent interview, the musician talked about her influences in terms of musical genres. Jackson said her style is much like the sound of grunge bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden when asked if this is the style of music that gets her excited.

The singer stated that she has been listening to these iconic bands since she was a teenager. Naturally, that would have given her a significant influence. When she first started playing music, her voice wasn’t suitable because she was too young, but now that it has grown up with her, the singer can be as loud as she wants. However, she also admitted that her genre is folk music once you strip away the production.

Here is what the interviewer asked:

“There are so many genres of music, and it seems like you gravitate towards like a Soundgarden, Nirvana, stuff under the rock umbrella. You could be going in any direction. What is it about that style of music that gets you so excited?”

Paris replied:

“I think just like trying a bunch of new things. That genre’s specifically something that I’ve been into since freshman year of high school. So I always wanted to try that music; I didn’t know how to. Because back when I was making ‘Wilted,’ my voice hadn’t grown enough to the point where I could start yelling and projecting. The way it works with levels is if your voice can only go so loud.

You can’t just overpower it with a bunch of electric guitars. You have to be able to balance that out. Now, the louder I can be, the louder my music can be. So that has started happening in the last year, which is exciting. But at their core, all of my songs are folk. If you take all of the production out and have the isolated acoustic guitar and vehicles, it’s just a folk song.”

You can watch the full interview below.