Inspired by Coleridge’s opium-induced reverie, “Kubla Khan,” Nedelle Torrisi named her band Paradise to evoke a perfect place,
the opposite of hell— a place where, as the poem describes, a person exists in perfect harmony with their creativity.
Torrisi’s Paradise is a place of innocence before cynicism, one where love is still king. Her music embraces romantic sentiments
and an intimate earnestness that invites listeners to abandon their own sense of self consciousness.
In Paradise’s music, Torrisi writes love songs that long to fulfill the unfinished figures of a lover’s fleeting thoughts and utterances.
In A Lover’s Discourse, Roland Barthes wrote that "The lover speaks in bundles…but does not integrate these sentences
on a higher level…but all together they make up the love story."
With Paradise, Torrisi weaves these unresolved emotions and stories into love songs.
I Love Thousands Every Summer is Paradise’s first release.
released 12 November 2012
Written and Sung by Nedelle Torrisi
Recorded and Played by Kenneth Gilmore (Haunted Graffitti, Puro Instinct)
Mixed by Griffin Rodriguez (Beirut, Icy Demons)