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The incredible Paloma Faith returns with her brand new album ‘Fall To Grace’ which is available now.
Paloma wrote and recorded ‘Fall To Grace’ in London in 2011/2012. The album is produced by Nellee Hooper (Bjork, No Doubt, Massive Attack, Madonna) along with Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran). ‘Fall To Grace’ is the follow up Paloma’s debut album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ which was released in 2009. The album sold over half a million copies and spawned the hit singles "Stone Cold Sober", "New York", "Do You Want the Truth Or Something Beautiful?" and "Upside Down".
On ‘Fall To Grace’, Paloma has chosen to strip herself emotionally bare. “At the beginning I wanted to do something that was more of a performance, and I still have that element because it is part of me,” she explains, “but I feel like where I’ve been most successful is when I’ve just relaxed and been myself. I feel totally, wholeheartedly behind this album. I feel like it belongs to me and I belong to it.”
Musically, ‘Fall To Grace’ moves away from the reference points that characterised Paloma’s first record such as Etta James and Billie Holiday, guiding her compositions into a new, contemporary realm. Collaborating with songwriters such as Ed Harcourt, Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas), Dan Wilson (Adele), Wayne Hector (Britney, Westlife), and even film score composer David Arnold (countless James Bond films,Independence Day,Narnia), ‘Fall To Grace’ is sonically varied, but completely cohesive. From the disco throb of ‘Blood, Sweat and Tears’ and the giddy dance-pulse that runs through ‘Agony’, to ‘Freedom’ (produced and co written by Al Shuckburgh), with its shuffled beats and soaring peaks, Faith’s vocals offer bluesy power and reveal husky emotion.
Nellee Hooper said: “I’d never really heard of Paloma Faith. I was living in LA when her record came out, so I kind of missed it. Sony/RCA called me and suggested I meet her when I was next in London. At lunch she sat and talked in such detail, as if every song was a short film, referencing everything from Chinese romantic cinema to Hip Hop. When I played the CD she gave me the songs flew out of my speakers! We got together and decided right away to embark on this journey. I could see her little frame exploding with these huge songs! It reminded me of my first meeting with Bjork; she arrived at my house with a tiny suitcase with a few clothes and some ragged old cassettes. Four months later we came out of the house with Bjork-Debut. We just threw ourselves into the unknown. This was exactly the same approach with Paloma. No idea or fear, just pure heart and adventure! I’m just so glad she asked to hold my hand and jump together!”
Tickets are available from the Ticketmaster desk in the Dublin Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 or online at www.ticketmaster.ie & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.