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PREMIERE: Paris Plan Subvert & Reconstruct Contemporary Dating Trends On ‘Modern’

Slink and slide into the smooth, airy RnB and jazz dimension of Paris Plan. The four-piece outfit from Melbourne have been killing it on the live scene and, now, they’re pleased to offer AAA Backstage the exclusive premiere of their new single, Modern.

Paris Plans’ compositions are diverse and rhythmically ambitious. The flourishes of piano delicately play over the bass lines. It’s far from fracturing—rather, as Paris Plan challenge the RnB and jazz norms on Modern, they inherently push the envelope with their forward thinking musical dexterity. Modern is a huge achievement for the band and a testament to their talents both as composers and performers.

The purpose of Modern? To try and subvert and reconstruct our thinking of dating. I think everyone can relate to it, too. It touches on the contemporary dating trends, ego games people play and the awkward dance of vulnerabilities between each other.

The aim of the game in our dating scene seems to be staying aloof, easygoing, and not too available—because you don’t want to appear clingy…but then you run the risk of looking like you aren’t interested at all. It’s always complicated when ego is involved, you’re experiencing intense feelings but trying to consciously keep it hidden so as not to risk too much, look desperate (aka “crazy”) or worst of all—face the dreaded rejection!” explains vocalist and lyricist Lauren Boomgardt.

Modern is a taster from Paris Plan’s debut EP which due in the second half of the year. For a band that’s built their meteoric rise on the live channels of Melbourne and abroad, a debut EP is something special and a long time coming.

Get along to The Catfish in Melbourne’s Fitzroy to help the band celebrate the release of their charming, infectious new single. It’s free and they’ve promised the drinks will be cold but the tunes will be the opposite: fiery hot.

Paris Plan Live Dates

The Catfish, Melbourne

Written by Jake Wilton