RELEASES FIRST SINGLE “PICKING UP THE PIECES”
FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM FALL TO GRACE
ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER U.S. TOUR
(New York, NY) – The highly-anticipated U.S. release of Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace is drawing near, and you know what that means…the first single is now hitting the airwaves! The song,”Picking Up The Pieces,” reached Top 10 overseas, is now available on iTunes at http://bit.ly/OWJc8u. Faith’s full album entered #2 on the official UK charts, with Mojoraving, “(Faith) sings the bejesus out of these big, open-hearted tunes; warming you with melodramatic hooks and cleverly constructed pop-soul.”
Already a platinum artist in the in the UK, the States are not used to being left-out. Then again, it all isn’t worth a hill of beans without talent. Well looks like the red-white-and-blue has been doubly left-out, as critics throw around words like “faultless”, “epic”, and “magnificent” when referring to the saucy songbird. You might also read “eccentric” – polite for uncensored – as Faith is hands-down hilarious.
So far in Paloma Faith’s year 2012:
· Still on the 2012 Things To Do list: Conquer America!
Recorded with the help of producers Nellee Hooper (Madonna, Massive Attack, Bjork) and Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran), Faith takes the reins on Fall To Grace, moving away from the reference points that characterized her early music – Etta James, Billie Holiday – and guiding her compositions into a new realm of intimacy. The press is lauding the breakout performer and album, with The Sun dubbing Faith “compellingly unique,” and The Times loving her “big, hook-laden pop tunes,” while the BBC hailed the single “Picking Up The Pieces” as ”a strident, string-laden mega-ballad.”
“My album has taken on a very cinematic mood. ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ is no exception,” says Paloma. “It deals with the issues of being in a relationship with someone who is still recovering from a previous relationship with another person. It is a song about self doubt and insecurity.”
And buddy, this Hackney-born girl can sing. Backed by spectacular strings and gospel singers, lead single ‘Picking Up The Pieces’ finds Faith exploring the struggle of living with the shadow of a lover’s ex, and Faith’s vocals offer bluesy power and reveal husky emotion.
But where these songs truly come alive is on stage. It’s before an audience that every aspect of her vision is fully realized. “Performing her latest material, Faith was faultless. As her smoky vocals bemoaned the sweet agonies of long-term love, the crowd were held in thrall,” states The Telegraph. Now here’s your chance.
September 10 Cambridge, MA TT The Bears Place
September 11 New York, NY Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
September 13 Washington, DC Red Palace
September 16 Chicago, IL Martyr’s
September 18 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop