The finale that is Paper Idol’s largest body of work to date is finally here, with the release of The Playground.
The Playground is an energetic, emotional, fun and electric mix of nostalgia, growth, uncertainty, change and metamorphosis, his musical journey all about missing the purity of childhood and the slight resistance of having had to grow up.
The artist says, "The Playground is about missing the purity of childhood. It’s so easy to get caught up in status, envy, competition, desire to compare yourself to others. But we often forget there was a time when we were just “being,” soaking up the world around us with no ego, no care in the world. My bandmate Adam and I tried so many different ideas for the chorus that didn’t work for this specific song. Then the idea of a vintage children’s choir came up – and it fit perfectly! I got in touch with The West Los Angeles Children’s Choir and they totally nailed it, which are the voices you hear on the song. This was during the pandemic, so we had zoom rehearsals and each child recorded their part at home. It was such a fun experience taking those recordings and fitting them into the record.”