Paloma Faith – one of only two British female artists this decade to have their last three albums go double platinum in the UK – released her long-awaited fourth album in November.
And the singer is set to perform in Birmingham, at the Genting Arena, on March 21, 2018.
The new album – her first in more than three years and since giving birth to her first child – 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 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, such as motherhood, social anxiety, Donald Trump, Brexit and the refugee crisis.
Paloma said: “‘The Architect’ is a social observation record. I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love.
"I wanted to look outside of myself.
" I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering.
"Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into.”
She added: “I wanted to write something more modern.
"On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future.
"It’s a marriage of old and new.”
Tickets for the Genting Arena date are on general sale now from The Ticket Factory.
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