Paloma Faith: “I tried to make an album about spreading an epidemic of empathy, compassion and kindness”

Paloma Faith – who joins Adele as the only British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – has just released her fourth album The Architect.

The new album features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag’n’Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones. 

Paloma, who won the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2015 following the phenomenal success of her last record, 2014’s A Perfect Contradiction, explores both personal and political themes on the album.

Whilst the music is classic Paloma, the lyrics raise social and political questions, and cover powerful and topical themes.

Alongside the new single Cry Baby and the Sia penned Warrior, the album also includes a duet with John Legend (I’ll Be Gentle) and two spoken word interludes – album opener Evolution which is performed by acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson and Politics of Hope which is a political commentary by Owen Jones.

Paloma will embark on a UK arena tour next year:

March 2018
Fri 2nd Leeds, First Direct Arena
Sat 3rd Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 5th Aberdeen, BHGE Arena
Tues 6th Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Thurs 8th Manchester, Manchester Arena
Fri 9th Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Sun 11th Bournemouth, BIC
Mon 12th Brighton, Brighton Centre
Weds 14th London, O2 Arena, London
Sat 17th Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 20th Liverpool, Echo Arena
Weds 21st Birmingham, Genting Arena
Fri 23rd Belfast, The SSE Arena
Sat 24th Dublin, 3Arena

I spoke to Paloma on the release date of her fourth album, The Architect. Watch the video below.

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