It’s certainly been a memorable year for British pop sensation Paloma Faith. Amidst the Covid chaos, lockdown and the stalling of the country’s live music scene, she’s expecting her second child and has just completed a sparkling fifth album, Infinite Things.
Since her last album, The Architect, topped the charts, Paloma has featured as a coach on ITV’s The Voice Kids and acted in Batman spin-off, Pennyworth. As with most of Britain, she’s had to adapt to a big impact on her life this year. Born from an enforced slowing of her schedule, Infinite Things’ writing and recording also had to adapt to the responsibilities of looking after a three-year-old. If anything, it’s made the album feel even more ambitious and relevant. “We live in a very volatile world that now seems as if we only get one chance”, she says. “So, I have been lucky that I’ve been able to put releases out there and put myself on the map.” This is an album which responds to complex times. Many early contributions have been restructured and set into a compelling narrative addressing creation, loss, change and how we see others, and ourselves.