Music reminds us what's important. And Colorado-based funk artist Corey Baker is changing his artist name after the recent tragedy in Paris. Formerly Kill Paris, Baker will now go by “Chill Harris.” He made the decision over the weekend.
In a press release, Baker explained why the name change is meant to convey “love, positivity, creativity, and peace” opposed to the negativity that might be associated with his former alias.
“The events in Paris yesterday have made me feel that my name as an artist is not appropriate anymore,” Baker said. “What my music stands for is love and peace, and I hope my fans know that. Moving forward, I do not want people to get the wrong idea about me and my music just because I’ve gone under a particular pseudonym. I am dropping my old moniker and will now use the name Chill Harris.”
Baker also explained that he choose the name Kill Paris after reading Romeo and Juliet.
“I meant it as satire against a side of life that that tries to hold creativity and love down,” Baker said. “From the beginning, it has always stood for sharing and focusing on the good and positive things in life, instead of magnifying and supporting the negatives in life.”
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— save paris (@KillParis) November 14, 2015