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Paloma Faith Releases First Single “Picking Up the Pieces” / Announces First Ever U.S. Tour?


Listen to ?Picking Up The Pieces? HERE
Watch ?Picking Up The Pieces? HERE

(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:

? Prince declared his love for?Paloma?and handpicked the young singer to perform at his NPG Music and Arts Festival.
? Faith?s?album,?Fall To Grace,?entered the official UK charts at #2, and has stayed in the Top 20 ever since.
? Faith?performed on Later With Jools Holland, The Graham Norton show, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 Sunday Brunch, had her own Channel 4 special and will be in a new comedy starring Jennifer Saunders.
?? Paloma Faith?was a mentor on The Voice UK, performed on The Voice UK, and got in a spot of trouble by not censoring herself when talking about The Voice UK.
? Paloma Faith?ran with the freakin? Olympic Torch for Pete?s sake – on her birthday no less! She did it in red stilettos.

? 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.

Tour Dates:
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