Parlour’s Best Of 2011!: Girl Group KING Won Our — And Prince’s — Hearts With Harmony

Since we’re on a mental and physical vacation this week — I’m in Connecticut, Shannon’s in New Jersey, then London and Paris, and Sherry’s in Adele’s favorite city — we’re serving up Parlour’s Best of 2011! Each day this week, you’ll get a chance to reminisce on what made us all laugh, cry and suck our teeth during the last 12 months. I dug up a few of our faves! Ready?


In March Sherry posted a link to KING, a Los Angeles-based trio of women with kickass harmony. We were intrigued, and then we saw them perform during New York’s Summer Stage festival and realized their talent wasn’t just relegated to the studio. So did Prince, his purpleness invited the ladies to open for him during his 2011 shows. We caught up with the songbirds in LA, thanks to our Milk + Honey film crew, and got their creative story. Read the rest

So it goes like this … Three girls release an EP featuring three songs. Within several months, they attract Twitter love from Questlove, Foreign Exchange and Erykah Badu, plus meet with Prince after his show in North Carolina, where his purple majesty schools them on life as a musician. Eventually, he invites the trio to open for him at the Los Angeles venue, The Forum.

Three girls. Three songs. One hell of a story.

Anita Bias and twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother comprise the Los Angeles-based trio KING. Shortly after releasing their EP The Story, the girls began a journey that they themselves still can’t believe. Here at Parlour, after sitting on the EP for a few days (we’re some selfish girls, we know), we found ourselves grooving to their signature harmonies and Paris’ futuresoul production so we shared ‘The Story,’ ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Hey’ with you ladies.

Read the rest of Parlour’s Best of 2011 post here!

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