The history of pop music is one of reinvention, replete with instances of people who, cutoff from resources and representation, have turned inward, mined themselves and remade culturein their own image. And so the story goes with Parisalexa, Seattle’s premiere triplehyphenate—singer-songwriter-producer—who continues to forge her own forward-lookingbrand of R&B tinged pop with the raw materials of the past.
Last year, Parisalexa emerged fully-formed with her debut EP Bloom, which chronicledthe course of a relationship—from its genesis to its greatest heights to its end and the resultingexercise in self-love. Close on Bloom’s heels came FLEXA, a four-track mixtape that representeda departure for Parisalexa in both sound and theme. If Bloom wass about a journey—that offalling in love and discovering oneself—FLEXA was about what happens once you arrive.
Now, with the release of her latest single, “Water Me,” Parisalexa looks towards thefuture. “Water Me” feels appropriate now, because the relationship I wrote Bloom about is overand it’s a song about reaching out and asking for help,” she says. Now, Parisalexa is shedding theweight of the past and looking towards her future. Things are looking bright.