With all the Adele's and Sam Smith's out there, I always seem to find myself liking Paloma Faith's brand of soulful music the most. It's probably because Paloma (isn't that a lovely name?) manages to mix the heartbreaking soul that brought Amy Winehouse and Adele to fame with the drama and extravagant high fashion and art that set Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue apart from the crowd. Essentially, if you like a fun out-there popstar with music of emotional substance, Paloma Faith is right up your alley.
Paloma is one of the hardest working singers in the business and has the integrity to match her enigmatic personality. With two amazing albums already out, Paloma decided to go all in and release her 3rd album A Perfect Contradiction along with the Pharell-produced lead single "Can't Rely On You." Paloma is readying to release the hit album (with the best cover of 2014 fyi) in America soon and in preparation has released her most successful song to date on US iTunes. "Only Love Can Hurt Like This" is the second single from the album and was penned by legendary songwriter Diane Warren. But really, Paloma's voice is the true star of this song, with the second chorus basically slaying the vocal game after going up two octaves. The heartbreak in Faith's voice pair nicely with the 50's doo-wop symphony to create one of 2014's best ballads and, hopefully Paloma's first hit in the States!