From the inception of her music career, Paris Luna has crafted smart, subtle songs with shimmering melodies and affecting lyrics. Over the course of a year, guitarist Michael Harris, bassist Billy Lyons, drummer Kane Russell, and vocalist Paris Luna have fused funk and folk with edgy guitar and atmospheric keyboards to achieve a gentle yet insistent signature sound, set to delight critics and fans at home and abroad. Paris Luna\'s bold new colors are on vivid display with her debut album, City Lights, produced and engineered by Chris Sevier Severe Records, the lyrics to songs like the soaring Having A Hard Time, the evocative All For Nothing, and the yearning Tell Me Why, reminisce and reflect on loss; furthermore, they strive for a sense of peace, balance, and acceptance. "They are an exploration of the everyday struggle to survive", insists Luna. Russell says of the band\'s musical method: \'We build on layers, adding density and strength. Whether we\'re in our pop music vein or a more folk-oriented one, we maintain a very democratic approach\'. Lyons further illuminates their sonic makeup: \'Paris plays guitar and piano, helping her structure as a songwriter and arranger. Paris and Michael complement each other - Paris is great with texture, Michael with leads. I concentrate on tone. My favorite music is reggae, because I like the solidity of that bass work. As for Kane, well, he is the most studied musician between us all\'. This creative synergy had it's beginnings in rural Carrollton, GA., where Russell, Luna, Lyons, and Harris assembled in early 2006. \'We\'ve started to reach new heights musically\', says Luna, \'touring is very exciting, because this band is going to keep growing". In 2007, Paris Luna played SXSW and is on the bill for the upcoming Atlantis Music Conference slated for September. She is also one of the 20 out of 300 bands invited to join the Atlantis compilation CD due out this year; however, Paris Luna continues touring relentlessly to spread her music. Currently, City Lights, is doing well being played in heavy rotation on various radio stations across the country and played on MTV\'s real world this year 2008. For Paris Luna, the thrill is just beginning. The music, finally, is the message Paris Luna's band conveys - and it is a triumphant one.
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