Paloma Faith is about to embark on a nationwide 21 date tour for September – October 2021 in support of her latest album, Infinite Things.
Paloma wrote most of the songs for ‘Infinite Things’ before the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world. Then we went into lockdown, and she ripped them all up and started afresh. She spent her downtime creating, learning to engineer her own music and just thinking about the world. The enforced downtime was creatively fruitful and taught her that she had been on a sort of conveyor belt of music and promo. The lockdown gave her the space to take stock of her frenetic career, and decide what is meaningful to her. She is emerging from lockdown with a new sense of her priorities which has seen her reconnect with her roots steeped in creativity.
‘Infinite Things’ saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Mariealongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It’s a rumination on sickness and loss. It’s about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It’s her most confident record yet from a female artist who’s been in the game for two decades.
The music video for ‘Better Than This’, directed by David Wilson, lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. ‘Better Than This’ continues to showcase her evolution as an artist.
This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business – but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity.
UK Headline 2021 Tour Dates:
24-Sep-21 Birmingham Symphony Hall
25-Sep-21 Birmingham Symphony Hall
30-Sep-21 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
20-Oct-21 Leicester De Montfort Hall