Paloma Faith set the bar pretty high for her newest studio album that’s going to be released next month. She just announced that her long-awaited fourth album, The Architect, will be out on November 17.
She is one of only two British female artists this decade to have her last three albums go platinum in the UK. The new album will feature many acclaimed co-writers and producers. She is also collaborating with artists Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobia Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag’n’Bone and even an american actor, Samuel L. Jackson. These artists featured on her newest album will help her set the stage so she can express her feelings about social problems and suffering in the world today. She 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’s mixing it up with her content. This time she said she wants to write about things happening right now in the world. In some of her previous songs she said she seemed to be more concerned with the past, but now she wants to look to the present for inspiration as seen in her new single “Crybaby.”
Along with the announcement of her new album, she released a video for her first single “Crybaby” from the album. The video directed by Thomas James was filmed in Ukraine. You can watch a dramatic interpretation of a world of communism and conformity. It seems to be shedding light on the deprivation of basic human rights in a region where people are forced to live without freedom.
Her new music was highly anticipated and the release of her new album is following the huge success of her last record, A Perfect Contradiction, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart and 66 weeks in the Top 40. “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” was Paloma’s top single where she sold over half a million copies and 55 million streams on Spotify.
Only a month away until her newest album is going to be released, but fans might want to keep their eyes peeled for another single before the release of The Architect on November 17th.
1. Evolution ft. Samuel L. Jackson
2. The Architect
5. I’ll Be Gentle ft. John Legend
6. Politics of Hope ft. Owen Jones
7. Kings and Queens
10. Til I’m Done
11. Lost and Lonely
12. Still Around
13. Pawns ft. Baby N’Sola, Janelle Martin & Naomi Miller
15. Love Me As I Am