Paloma Faith Announces New Album Will Be Released in November
Paloma Faith will release her fourth album, The Architect, on November 17.
The new album, her first in more than three years 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.
The album explores both personal and political themes with the lyrics covering motherhood, social anxiety, wealth inequality, technology’s impact on feelings of alienation, Donald Trump, Brexit and the refugee crisis – all within the confines of classic pop.
The track ‘Warrior’ was written by Sia, there is also a duet with John Legend, ‘I’ll Be Gentle’, and two spoken word interludes – album opener ‘Evolution’ which is performed by acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson and ‘Politics of Hope’ which is a political commentary by Owen Jones. String arrangements on ‘The Architect’, ‘Warrior’ and ‘I’ll Be Gentle’ were written by David Arnold, the celebrated film and TV composer best known for his work on James Bond and Sherlock.
Faith 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.”
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
A deluxe version of the album will include four bonus tracks -
16. Power to the Peaceful
17. Tonight’s Not the Only Night
18. My Body
19. Price of Fame