Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace Reviewed

My Paloma Faith review as it appeared in the South Wales
Argus - The Guide
on June 1st 2012
Following up a successful debut album is always a difficult feat, do you play safe and give the listeners more of the same or do you push the boat out and deliver something different.

Paloma Faith’s autobiographical Fall to Grace is the follow up to 2009’s Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful opts from something quite different to the first album. Whereas Paloma demonstrated first time around she can fuse pop with jazz and soul as good as the best of them. Here her style falls between upbeat power ballads and disco as it hasn’t been done since the 70s. Because Paloma writes from personal circumstances this helps the albums content endure while Nellee Hooper’s production has given the release a fabulous production deserving of Paloma’s voice and character.

Of the albums  Blood Sweat and Tears kicks off with an intro echoing the style of The Bee Gees Tragedy but that’s where the similarity ends, Paloma been very much her own artist and delivering a fabulous vocal. There’s an uplifting inspirational feel to Freedom, while  Picking up the Pieces demonstrates why she is one of the most overlooked great singers of the moment.

A collection of fabulous songs, Fall To Grace will no doubt have a longer shelf-life than most artists current output and is a must have for the summer months and beyond.

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