Unfortunately, electro-pop sextet Lights Over Paris has no obvious connection to the City of Lights. Rather, the Los Angeles-based band eschews Parisian disco and Euro house in favor of an anthemic blend of pop, rock and electro reminiscent of Kevin Rudolf and Cobra Starship.
After releasing a self-titled EP last year, the band is currently working on their as-yet-untitled debut LP, set for release this summer. In the meantime, you can get a taste of the group on their first single “I’m Not a Gangsta,” produced by Dr. Luke acolyte Ammo, who has also produced tracks by Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Katy Perry and Pitbull.
“Gangsta” features L.A. rapper Game and highlights tongue-in-cheek lyrics that have become part of the band’s M.O. “I’m not a gangsta,” sings frontman Robb University. “But I would ride for you/And if it came down to it I would die for you/I’m not a gangsta/But I’d get high with you/I would throw away my whole freakin’ life for you.” Poetry. Apparently, the single began as a straight-ahead rock song before morphing into the hip-hop/pop/rock final version.
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