[Song Of The Day] P’ARIS – “Focus”

If it’s one thing I love, it’s a shimmery synthpop jam. Today’s Song Of The Day from P’ARIS is a real gem but don’t let the dreaminess fool you – they mean business. Written about a miscarriage, “Focus” displays both the tragic and the healing processes as two people come to grips with such an unfortunate situation. Not to be confused with alt-rock group, PVRIS, obviously – this is one band I’m definitely intrigued with and will be keeping a close (and eager) eye on.

‘Focus’ is a song about two people experiencing the loss of a pregnancy. There’s a very particular type of gentle empathy that both partners must offer each other when going through a miscarriage. It’s a strange type of loss, especially from a pragmatic standpoint – you haven’t so much lost something as you have lost the idea of something. So in a way you’re mourning the loss of control over your own future, control over your body, your biology. And you’re also faced with the fact that you have failed at the one thing humans exist on earth to do. “Focus” is about making sure the relationship doesn’t suffer while you’re each processing things in your own way.

Listen to “Focus” below:

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina Roumeliotis

Tina is the founding editor of The Daily Listening. She's also a professional music nerd for BUZZNET. You'll most likely find her where she finds most of her inspiration: introverting in her bedroom with her music collection and a pair of headphones.