Paloma Faith - A Perfect Contradiction album FLAC
Paloma Faith has always distinguished herself from her sisterhood of British belters (Adele, et al) with her penchant for retro revivalism, and on her third record she casts a wide net, nodding to '50s doo-wop, '60s Motown, and '70s disco and funk. Can't Rely On You," cowritten by Pharrell Williams, is a fiery soul-funk workout, and "Mouth to Mouth" is a disco dance party, as befits a tune cowritten by Raphael Saadiq
A Perfect Contradiction (CD, Album, Dlx). A Perfect Contradiction (11xFile, MP3, Album, 320). A Perfect Contradiction (2xLP, Album, RP). RCA. 88843043981.
British vocalist Paloma Faith's third studio album, 2014's A Perfect Contradiction, is a slick, funky production featuring several big-name songwriters, from Pharrell Williams to Raphael Saadiq. In the post-Amy Winehouse world of soulful, '60s-centric, dance-oriented divas, Faith has always leaned toward the artier end of the spectrum, setting her cherubic yet impossibly robust vocals against her Frida Kahlo-meets-Dusty Springfield persona. Which isn't to say that Faith's music is an acquired taste
NEW SONG: Paloma Faith - Crybaby. Paloma is back! And this song is really great. Actually, it comes right in time to be the silky, soulful and in a way romantic song for this autumn. It’s also the first taste of her upcoming fourth studio album The Architect, which will follow later this year. Paloma describes the song’s lyrics as a conversation between a man and I, and the song questions whether global conflicts would cease to exist if men successfully dealt with their feelings
The sleeve for Paloma Faith's new album, 'A Perfect Contradiction', features not one, not two, but six Paloma Faiths. A Perfect Contradiction', the original record sleeve. 2/7. 1. Passion of the Christ Paloma Our first Paloma is channelling serious Jesus vibes, all wrapped up in her bed sheet. The inspiration here is Caravaggio’s ‘The Entombment of Christ’, but who knows, maybe this Paloma just took too many muscle relaxants while napping in the buff. Avenues of interpretation are endless here. 3/7. 2. Little Mermaid Paloma Holding Passion of the Christ Paloma is Little Mermaid Paloma, who is looking at this legged creature before her with much confusion
PALOMA FAITH: That’s a Giles dress, a British designer. Kylie wears a lot of his stuff, I think they’re good friends. I’ve been on Letterman once before, and I was less nervous this time. Your album cover for A Perfect Contradiction features you re-enacting Caravaggio’s The Entombment Of Christ. Why that painting in particular? PF: I really like that era of art. I worked with photographer David Standish on the previous record’s artwork, and he knows that I’m really into that type of art. The reason why I like the Renaissance era is its pull between heaven and hell - so the shadow bits are really dark and the lights are really light. It was the perfect contradiction. It seemed appropriate to revisit that style.
Paloma Faith sticks to the same well-worn, old-timey soul she is known for, and still sounds in fine voice, but the material here is just not exceptional, writes Tshepo Mokoena. On A Perfect Contradiction she sticks to the well-worn path she trod on her previous two albums, serving up more doo-wop-inspired ditties and lovesick slow jams. Comparisons to Amy Winehouse are unlikely to stop: Only Love Can Hurt Like This and Taste My Own Tears sound like they could be lost B-sides from the late singer's catalogue. Faith's textured and throaty voice is still as powerful as ever, particularly on Mouth to Mouth and The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall).
Album by Paloma Faith. Can't Rely on You. Mouth to Mouth. Take Me. Only Love Can Hurt Like This. Trouble with My Baby. The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall). Love Only Leaves You Lonely. It's the Not Knowing. Can't Rely on You (Live from the Kitchen). Trouble with My Baby (Live from the Living Room). Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Off the Cuff). It's the Not Knowing (Exposed Version).
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|2||Mouth To Mouth|
|4||Only Love Can Hurt Like This|
|6||Taste My Own Tears|
|7||Trouble With My Baby|
|8||The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall)|
|10||Love Only Leaves You Lonely|
|11||It's The Not Knowing|
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