Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, and activist paris jackson reveals her new single ‘Hit Your Knees’ out now via Republic Records.
For the release of ‘Hit Your Knees,’ paris partnered with co-writer and producer Linda Perry, the co-founder along with Alisha Ballard, of EqualizeHer, an organization working to solve gender inequality in the music industry by taking action to create more opportunities for women. Written, performed, produced, mixed, and mastered entirely by women, ‘Hit Your Knees’ amplifies EqualizeHer’s mission and aims to challenge other artists to support female creatives through collaboration. EqualizeHer was founded to take aggressive action and help solve for the underrepresentation of women in the music business and the problems women face in the industry every day.
After meeting at the EqualizeHer LIVE! Event at The Troubadour in Los Angeles in Oct. 2022, in which paris joined Tinashe, Aimee Mann, and many up and coming female artists on stage, the two decided to team up again to write and produce ‘Hit Your Knees.’ Through EqualizeHer’s support of the production of ‘Hit Your Knees,’ more women are getting a valuable, firsthand experience to further a career in the music industry. The single provides a replicable model for engaging more females within song production. In partnership with EqualizeHer, paris will use this song to challenge other artists to build a female production team for at least one song on their next album. The organization will also facilitate unique, firsthand experiences for young women interested in a music career with opportunities to go behind the scenes on paris jackson’s current tour with Incubus. Those selected will learn about live music operations from many different professionals on tour – giving them priceless educational and inspirational experiences as they pursue their own careers in the music industry.