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Fall To Grace

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
Fall To Grace

A little bit rock, a whole lot of drama - Paloma Faith shakes the sophomore curse and delivers a lush auditory spectacle that is as immersive as it is celebratory with her latest "Fall to Grace." Drama is a theme the powerfully talented vocalist is comfortably pursuing on this emotive compilation. Produced by Nellee Hooper (most well known for collaborations with Icelandic electro/dance-artist Björk), the album's music expertly weaves electronic-tones and synth beats delivering pop-rock tinged lullabies like "30 Minute Love Affair" and "Black & Blue"; then swiftly, but organically turns bluesy and jazzy with "Beauty of the End" and "Just Be."

The greatest gift of this pop offering is the continued celebration of the vocalist and song-writer herself. Like ADELE before her, Paloma Faith delivers on lyrics and arrangements that pay homage to familiar Motown greats, R&B hits of yesterday, dusting their simplicity off and making them very contemporary with a sensibility that is all her own. She doesn't compromise on narrative content and creates a deeply textured and hypnotic symphony that is inescapable.

Sweeping and elegant at times - "Picking Up the Pieces" sets the album off on a steady pace - and deeply rooted in disc0 - check out "Blood, Sweat & Tears," the album's most dance floor-ready anthem - with music in the hands of Paloma Faith, "Fall to Grace" is only the beginning of a growing fascination with an act whose star has only begun to climb.

Paloma Faith "Fall to Grace"
will be released on Dec 4
from ? 2012 Sony Music UK

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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