Our beloved Paloma Faith has returned!
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been nearly three years since the English singer-songwriter stole our hearts away with her underrated third studio album, A Perfect Contradiction, which provided us with gems like “Can’t Rely On You,” “Ready for the Good Life,” and most importantly, the Dianne Warren-penned “Only Love Can Hurt Like This.”
This week, Paloma kicks off a new era with the premiere of her brand new single: “Crybaby,” the first song off of her anticipated fourth LP due out later this year, The Architect.
“Crybaby,” which was produced by Starsmith – the talented producer behind much of Ellie Goulding and Jess Glynne‘s breakout debuts, as well as Kylie Minogue‘s “Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love),” and a bunch of other stellar pop gems – is a refreshing and welcome change of pace for Paloma as she offers up some emotional support across a cool and confident disco strut, bright piano and space-age synthesizers. “Oh, go on and cry, baby, crybaby/ ‘Cause you don’t have to keep it inside (Just cry, just cry)/ Go on and cry, baby, crybaby/ And there’s no reason you got to hide (Just cry, just cry),” she sings on the hook. “A real man shows his feeling/ Tears they can be healing/ And I can be your savior tonight/ So go on and cry, baby, crybaby.”
To no one’s surprise, the song offers up some particularly strong melodies — that “just cry, just cry” chant is a major earworm throughout — resulting in some rather soothing musical medicine for those of you whom have a tendency to keep your feelings all bottled up.
Paloma explains: “The lyrics are 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. Would things be resolved without attack and with measured discussion?”
Will you be making an appointment with Dr. Faith for some cry sessions? She’s open for business, and sounding better than ever.