- Words Notion Staff
- Photography Alexis Gross
From Bloc Party and N.E.R.D to Martha Wainwright, American alternative rap duo Paris Texas select 10Trax that inspired their new album, 'MID AIR'.
"Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" by Martha Wrainright
Shorty's pen game was going crazy.
"Tuh" by Beatking, Queendom Come
Yeah, it’s in there for sure. Shoutout to Houston, man.
"Ice Age" by 454
I think this song helped me speak more about painful things that I don’t always speak about in music.
"I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face" by Arthur Russell
Arthur's wild bro. He was really in a crazy bag making shit like this.
"Squabble" by RXKNephew & Rx Papi
Their dynamic on this song is fun and energetic. I really wanted to channel that for ourselves on this album.
"Helicopter" by Bloc Party
Yeah man, this song is a staple in watching someone who looks like us do something they didn’t think we can do. Like this song kind of grandfathered us unintentionally, so I really looked to this song when making the album.
"Prison Song" by System of a Down
System of a Down really turned a political statement into a rager on this one.
"Admit It!!" by Say Anything
I love satirical/cynical writing, it's definitely a big inspiration on my pen.
"Jump" by N.E.R.D, Benji Madden, Joel Madden
I mean, you hear N.E.R.D all throughout our album honestly.