Parris Mitchell – “Problem Child” (Song Premiere)

Today I’m thrilled to bring everyone the latest single from rising pop artist, Parris Mitchell, called “Problem Child.” Mitchell has a unique sound that transcends musical boundaries, and hits the right spots on this vibrant single. When speaking on his latest track, Mitchell shared, “This is a ‘neighbors calling in a noise complaint’ banger about self-reflection. My emo indie rock anthem, co-penned with Stalking Gia and Ryder Stuart, explores raw emotions and introspection with ripping guitars, angsty vocals and intense drums.” If you’re enjoying the latest single, keep an eye out for Parris Mitchell’s new LP, The Mixed Emotions Arcade, that releases on June 14th. I was also able to catch up with this talented artist for a brief interview below.

”Problem Child” encapsulates a blend of raw emotions and introspection. Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind this track and how it fits into the overall narrative of The Mixed Emotions Arcade?

Problem Child draws inspiration from the punk-rock music I grew up listening to. I wanted a track on the record that spoke to my younger self and the angsty feeling of growing up with the consistent “has a difficult time concentrating and gets distracted easily” report card remarks. In regards to the overall footing it holds in the record, I felt it necessary to have an anthemic ‘f it’ song placing the self loathing blame on the environment rather than myself. I have songs on the album that are self reflective and accepting and I thought it best to also have the opposite put in the middle of the tracks.

As the release date for The Mixed Emotions Arcade approaches, what emotions are you experiencing? Are there any specific tracks from the album that hold particular significance or that you are excited for the world to hear?

Of all the feelings currently I think relief is the most potent. I’ve worked tirelessly on this record for the better part of two years and I’m just thrilled to finally release it to the world for all to hear. The final track on the record “The Hard Part” I think I’m most excited for people to hear. It’s one of, if not the most raw and vulnerable songs I’ve yet to put out delving into, introspective of life, death and the love you find and give in-between.

Reflecting on your evolution as an artist in the last 5 years, what aspects of your journey do you feel have had the greatest impact on the creation of The Mixed Emotions Arcade?

I think moments and opportunities where I’ve needed to distill more confidence in myself have had the greatest impact. It can be easy to fall into a routine of self doubt and compliance when pursuing any dream and the moments where I’ve needed to raise my head up and persevere I think have had the most effect on me. Times where I thought the moment at hand would be crippling to my journey where I couldn’t see a way out yet ended up seeing through for the better were opportunities for growth in my art, my endurance and my overall confidence in myself.