I'm very close to the average score so I guess I can't complain but I find the production of this so overwhelmingly pleasing that I can kind of look past the repetitiveness and enjoy her having a 'midlife crisis' at the grand age of 29.
"Paris" is the fifth song from Midnights to be eliminated.
Sorry girls but this is categorically not in the bottom 5 of Midnights, but anyway! "Paris" bears similarities to the (good) songs on Lover, and like most of the 3am tracks, should've been on the standard edition of the album.
Her vocal delivery on this song is what really sets it apart for me from some of the others. The breathlessness in which she sings the pre-chorus is absolutely addicting, and one of my favourite moments across the album is the added "I'm so in love!" echo at the beginning of the second pre-chorus.
The middle-8 turns it up a notch with her sounding positively giddy, and I think it goes a long way in terms of selling a song that sonically isn't all that interesting to me (if I'm being totally honest).
I also have to take a moment to say that I hate these lyrics for reasons I'm sure everyone can understand: "sit quiet by my side in the shade / and not the kind that's thrown / I mean the kind under where a tree has grown".
All in all, this is a cute bop and doesn't deserve to be out so soon! And with that, let's stan one of her best songs with a video that takes place in Paris:
Thank you so much @RainOnFire! I completely agree with you, "Paris" should not be out yet. Beyond the grand scheme of the rate, within Midnights, it's definitely not bottom five. I mean, "The Great War" is still here, damn! It's a really good song and really makes a cute double bill with The 1975's "Paris", mwah.