Paloma Faith will release her eagerly-awaited fourth album, The Architect, on November 17 via RCA Records.
Faith, who won the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist in 2015, is one of only two British female artists this decade (along with Adele) to have their last three albums go double-platinum in the UK.
The new album - her first in more than three years and since giving birth to her first child – features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag'N'Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.
“The Architect is a social observation record," said Faith. "I was adamant that I wouldn’t write about love. I wanted to look outside of myself. I’m coming at politics from the perspective of the common man or woman, observing why people are suffering. Each song on the record is about a different pocket of the socio-political world that I’ve been delving into.
“I wanted to write something more modern. On previous albums I’ve been more concerned with the past, but now I’m looking forward because of motherhood and wanting to change things for a better future. It’s a marriage of old and new.”
The Architect follows the huge success of her last album, A Perfect Contradiction, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart, 66 weeks in the Top 40, and 100 weeks in the Top 200. It has sold 767,803 copies to date, according to the Official Charts Company.
Lead single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This is her biggest-selling to date, with over half a million copies sold and 55 million streams on Spotify.
Faith will embark on a lengthy UK arena tour next year, visiting First Direct Arena, Leeds (March 2), Motorpoint Arena Nottingham (March 3), BGHE Arena, Aberdeen (March 5), The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (March 6), Manchester Arena (March 8), Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (March 9), BIC, Bournemouth (March 11), Brighton Centre, Brighton (March 12), The O2, London (March 14), Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (March 17), Echo Arena, Liverpool (March 20), Genting Arena, Birmingham (March 21), The SSE Arena, Belfast (March 23) and 3Arena, Dublin (March 24).
See Monday's edition of Music Week for exclusive interviews with Paloma Faith and the team behind her comeback. The video for The Architect's lead single, Crybaby, can be viewed below.