NAME: PARIS CARNEY
PLACE: LOS ANGELES
Paris Carney is a singer and songwriter born in NYC and raised in both NYC and Los Angeles. She is a trained jazz vocalist and now loves to encoporate her love for jazz in her writings and recordings. She has toured both in the US and internationally singing background vocals for various acts ( ie. CARNEY, Jonas Brothers, Hailee Steinfeld ) but is now focusing mainly on her solo project. Lyrics, melodies, and connecting deeply to others are very important to her.
What do your mornings look like?
I usually try to journal about three pages, handwritten, right when I wake up while I eat breakfast. It’s something I picked up from a book called The Artist’s Way. I’m super critical of myself and in my own head, so it helps me to get some of the negative out and often times ends with a positive outlook unintentionally, which I think is so cool.
How do you calm yourself?
Most often by breathing deeply and praying.
What’s your favorite medium for writing?
I love writing songs because when I add a melody I can portray even more emotion, even when a lyric is so simple.
What are three things you love to do alone?
- Watch cooking shows
- Write some more.
I like to do most other things with my loved ones.
Where do you go to look for inspiration?
I love fashion blogs like TomboyKC and Whowhatwear. I usually feel really inspired and remember random things I already have in my closet that I can put together for fun. I find it oddly calming.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Anything Olsen related.
What do you listen to when you are sad?
Bethel, Hillsong, Fiona Apple, Coldplay.
What do you listen to when you are happy?
The same + Spice girls, Hanson, anything 90’s to early 2000’s.
Can’t leave the house without…
Checking to make sure the stove is off… multiple times, even when I haven’t used it. No joke. (OCD confessions)
FLASH QUESTIONS (One answer even if you have a thousand!):
The Worry Workbook by Frank Minirth
Jane the Virgin
Place to shop?
All Saints (I have basically nothing from there but I love it, ha!)
Place to drink coffee?
Last concert you went to?
What’s the one word/phrase you are guilty of using too much?
What’s the last Google search on your iPhone?
Bloomingdales.com (A link to Nespresso that my friend sent me)
“Sunday Kind of Love” by Etta James
What does the last text in your phone say?
Yay!!!! Xxxxx – Lindy Law 😉
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”
And tell us one thing you think we should be getting into (a book, blog, web series, song, etc.?)
I love the TV show “The Great British Bake Off”
Image of Paris taken by Ray Spears.