The powerful voice of Paris Tompkins, lead vocalist of The Riot, which followed the sequenced keyboard and drum, is sonorous and reeks of a craze. It is evident that love indeed makes the Paris crazy because, at the tender age of 17, the love for music burned his heart so much that he left Houston for Los Angeles to pursue his career in music.
Love makes me crazy is another offspring of his creative song writing skills. With the Band members, Eric Reymond who plays the band and Victor Singer who beats the drum, Paris releases the first single “Love me crazy” under the band name, The Riot. This song was released in their EP, Here’s The Riot. Indeed, this musical riot has been making waves and has been featured on the hit TV show, One “Mississippi.”
The rocky feel of the song drew me just in and sat me into its deep lyrics. Paris creatively shoved pain, pleasure, desire, and peace into one song about love and how it influences him. Come to think of it; love makes us all crazy. My love for this song got me tilting my head as I lean into the song. Each verse unfolded smoothly into another like jewels kept in wrappers. It would be a fair argument if I said Paris Tompkins is a poet. The lyrical excellence of the song would make you crave for more. Love makes me crazy was produced with a dramatic mind, there were backdrops of hysterical laughs and noises that show how crazy the music makers were. The guitar fell into place when needed and was a good backup of the strong voice Paris carries. The musical noise led into the chorus so well which makes the craze a controlled one.
Paris’ writing skill didn’t start today; he wrote songs for his close friend who is a comedian TigNotaro in his HBO special. According to the lyrics of Love Makes Me crazy,
“…I cant sleep, I am caught up in emotions”
Paris explains how entangled he is to his lover and how this keeps him awake even “late last night.” Love makes him crazy even more than he is. It is not just him; the truth is that love indeed brings the best out of us and that love has brought the best creativity, lyrics, flow, and melody to this song.
This is a pointer that the band, The Riot is really bringing the heat down and their music is much anticipated. I believe this EP is just the beginning of great waves.