Chill Harris (Kill Paris) Talks New Name, Unleashes New Sound [LISTEN]
Boulder, Colorado-based producer Corey Baker, formerly known by his fans as Kill Paris, announced that he would be changing his name to Chill Harris after the November terrorist attacks in Paris.
With his new name comes a new pr
Boulder, Colorado-based producer Corey Baker, formerly known by his fans as Kill Paris, announced that he would be changing his artist name to "Chill Harris" shortly after the deadly November terrorist attacks in Paris. As he prepares to fully unleash his new Chill Harris project, the producer recently released an official statement further explaining his new name and new direction:
"Since announcing the changing of my artist name, the question of why Chill Harris was chosen has surfaced several times. I want to briefly explain it in order to give you, my fans, a better understanding of the decision. Chill Harris is a nickname that some of my friends call me, mostly because it rhymes with Kill Paris, but, also because the nickname has come to represent a future idea. I have been thinking about taking up a side project under this name and exploring some new musical directions. My music has never been about aggression, but is geared towards being chill, easy going, laid back, and overall about having fun. This is what the side project would have been directed towards. However, instead of having the two aliases, the events in France have convinced me to drop a name that could have negative connotations attached to it; thus allowing me to move into a new day, to explore new sounds, and to keep growing with my current sounds.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work on and share my music with so many people in so many different places. I have always felt that music binds us all together and brings positivity into people’s lives. This is truly why I feel blessed to be able to make music and be a part of the joy it brings forth.
As an artist, I want to move forward in a contented direction, and I feel that the name Chill Harris better represents these goals and thoughts about the future." - Corey Baker aka Chill Harris
With his new moniker, comes a whole new sound as the producer fully embraces the change. And now, fans can hear what Baker's been cooking up as he has officially released the debut track under his new alias.
The first Chill Harris track is an official remix of "Stop Trippin" by GRiZ and is out now via All Good Records.
"I was stoked to chill this remix out for my funk brother GRIZ. I was inspired by cruise control drives through the Rocky Mountains. Sit back, light one up, and chill to this." - Chill Harris
"Corey has been a great friend of mine for a long time. I’m a huge fan of his work and am so very excited for his future :) Honored to have him do this remix for us. It sounds just like a cool breeze feels hitting your back on a warm summer afternoon." - GRiZ