The 18-year-old writes music for herself, but doesn't see a recording career in her future.
Paris Jackson says she has no plans for a recording career, despite her musical heritage.
The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson opened up to director Lee Daniels in a new interview with Carine Roitfeld’s Fashion Book, where she spoke about writing music and why she doesn't want to follow in her father’s footsteps.
“I write music for myself,” Jackson told Daniels. “I use it as a way to get stuff out. It’s not something I see myself following career-wise. There are so many amazing artists in my family.
“If I were to do it as a career, it would change how I feel about music and I don’t want that to happen.” The 18-year-old added that she finds listening to, writing and playing music to be ‘therapeutic’.
“I’m in a band,” she continued. “We’re doing it for fun. My boyfriend’s the drummer and we have two others, a bassist and a backup vocalist.” Jackson described her band’s sound as: “kind of like folk, like the Lumineers mixed with Johnny Cash.”
When asked by Daniels what quality of her father’s she would take if she could, Jackson said it would be his strength. “He was the strongest person I know and tried to do everything with as much love and kindness as possible," she said.
“All of my inspiration, I would say 99 percent of my inspiration, comes from him,” Jackson added. “Because he has always been my world. He is my roots.”