Paris Jackson is all grown up and she’s ready to take the world by storm.
Now 22 years old, the woman that is best known as Michael Jackson’s daughter is stepping out with her acoustic act The Soundflowers. The band is comprised of herself and her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn.
The five track, self-titled, indie-folk debut EP came out on June 23 via Imperial. It features the single “You Look Glorious” which was accompanied by a romantic video. The much anticipated “Geronimo” is also included; a song about heartbreak and loss that Jackson wrote when she was just 15.
“A lot of our music, some of the songs on the EP and some of the songs that have yet to come are about pain," Jackson said in a statement. "I’m sure to many it will come off as emo and sad, and that’s okay. But my hope is that it brings comfort to those who feel the way I did when I wrote the songs, especially ‘Geronimo.’ I’d like for the listeners who resonate with the lyrics to know that they are not alone. And that it gets better.”
“It feels good to know that people will hear our music and see me as I am, Jackson added. “This is the first opportunity I’ve been able to share my journey in my own way.”
The EP was produced by Mike Malchicoff (King Princess) and mixed by Rob Kinelski (Billie Eilish). The accompanying videos were created by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Demi Lavato, Nicki Minaj.
The band will be donating proceeds from merchandise sales to Black Women Lead, Black Voters Matter and BEAM through July. Merchandise can be purchased here.
In addition to releasing the EP, The Soundflowers are also launching a six-part docuseries on Facebook Watch. The series will debut on June 30 3 AM PT/ 6 AM ET, and run weekly on Tuesdays through Aug. 4. It will highlight the struggles Jackson has gone through growing up in the spotlight, the loss of her father and her relationship with Glenn, who has his share of troubles and understands what she is going through.
“You see a kid grow up in the public eye and forget that I am a human,” Jackson says at one point in the trailer over footage of her running from the pursuing paparazzi. She adds that Glenn understands "the pain I've gone through all my life. He helps me realize this is what I was born to do."
You can watch a trailer for the series here.
Jackson has lived through some interesting times and the docuseries will allow fans to discover what type of person she is growing up to be. Check out the video and the EP to find out for yourself.