Theme Times – Paloma Faith

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Paloma Faith Blomfield (born 21 July 1981) is an English singer, songwriter, and actress.

Faith is known for her retro and eccentric style. The singer met her managers Jamie Binns and Christian Wåhlberg in 2007. Her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? was released in 2009 and has been certified double platinum in the UK. The album contains the singles “Stone Cold Sober”, “New York” and “Upside Down”, and earned Faith her first BRIT Award nomination in 2010. In 2012, Faith released her second studio album, Fall to Grace, which debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning her numerous award nominations in 2013 and earning a double platinum certification in the UK. The album produced her first top ten single, “Picking Up the Pieces”, the top twenty cover version of INXS’s “Never Tear Us Apart” and earned her two BRIT Award nominations for Best British Female and British Album of the Year. Faith released her third album, A Perfect Contradiction in 2014, which stands as her most successful album to date. The album spawned the two UK top ten singles “Can’t Rely on You” and “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, with the latter topping the charts in Australia. Faith won Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards in 2015. Her fourth studio album, The Architect was released in 2017, and debuted at number one in the UK, becoming Faith’s first number one album.

In addition to her solo work, Faith has also collaborated with the duo Sigma on the 2014 track “Changing”, which charted at number one in the UK, and DJ Sigala on “Lullaby” which reached the top ten in 2018. Furthermore, she has also made feature film appearances in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Dread, the 2007 remake of St Trinian’s and Youth. In 2016, Faith appeared as a judge on the fifth series of The Voice UK.

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Oh l do like Paloma Faith quite a bit and her particular style and especially her voice, here’s my Top Ten of my personal favourites.

Top 10

Only Love Can Hurt Like This – 1 – 2014

Picking Up the Pieces – 2 – 2012

Never Tear Us Apart – 3 – 2012

Upside Down – 4 – 2009

Trouble with My Baby – 5 – 2014

I’ll Be Gentle – 6 – 2017

Lullaby – 7 – 2018 [Sigala]

Broken Doll – 8 – 2009

Stone Cold Sober – 9 – 2009

Just Be – 10 – 2012

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So there we go folks, my Top Ten personal favourites of Paloma Faith – now tell me yours, are you even a fan of her work?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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