Last March, Faith released her third record, A Perfect Contradiction, an album defined by huge vocals on tracks that, if you cut them, would bleed soul. Trouble with My Baby is a case in point: a snappy beat ensures a crisp opening, before Faith swoops in with a growl, confrontational and bold: a referential and definitively arch ‘50s vixen.
Likewise, Only Love Can Hurt Like This, with its ooh-ing trumpets and strutting drumbeat, together with Faith’s bellowing mournful grandeur, will stick in your head for days. Faith’s mournful vocals retain an unmistakeable grandeur.
If her music sounds like a welcome throwback, her live shows are just the shame. Think big costumes, big hair, big routines: in fact, her hair is often an attraction in itself, taking on a seemingly endless variety of gravity-defying styles. Faith as a burlesque dancer at university and her showmanship remains undimmed. Expect a night of unrepentant entertainment.
|What||Paloma Faith, The 02|
|Where||O2 Arena, Peninsula Square , SE10 0DX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||North Greenwich (underground)|
On 23 Mar 15, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via gigsandtours.com|