Chill Harris changes name back to Kill Paris
Nearly a year has passed since the world was shocked by the horrific attacks that took place in Paris. Shortly thereafter, Colorado-based producer Corey Baker, best known as Kill Paris, published a poignant Facebook post declaring that he was officially changing his stage name so as to diminish the unfortunate — and entirely coincidental — relation that it had with the attacks. Thus, the brand he had been building for over a decade suddenly changed.
Kill Paris, he explained, is a meaningful name that has absolutely nothing to do with the city of Paris; it is a dig at the character Paris from Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – a statement against unearned wealth and fame. However, considering the heartbreak surrounding the Paris attacks, Baker was met with verbal outcry due to his stage name’s insensitivity. He then opted to change his name to Chill Harris because he “felt it was the right thing at the time.” Longtime fans were understanding of the decision, as it was a heartfelt gesture from a genuine guy who cares about the world.
Nearly a year later, Baker took to Facebook to explain how he never fully felt like himself under the “Chill Paris” pseudonym. The seemingly permanent end to a brand that was built over 13 years, he claims, was confusing both to himself and to his fans. Thus, he has made the brave decision to revive Kill Paris as a form of self-expression.
Listen to his new record “Junkie,” featuring Nevve and Monstre, and read his statement in full below.