Paloma Faith reveals all-time favourite dressing room playlist
Singer Paloma Faith is well known for her quirky, energetic stage performances, and as fans prepare for the release of her new album, ‘Fall to Grace’ next week, Paloma has shared her dressing room playlist with Amazon.co.uk, revealing the reasons behind her choices and how each track gets her and her band in the mood for their live shows.
Like her sense of style, Paloma’s song choice is eclectic, featuring everything from 70’s disco to opera:
Flip Flop and Fly - Big Joe Turner: “This gets the whole band singing and dancing and psyched up.”
Something’s Gotta Hold On Me - Etta James: “I’ve sung this at every sound check I’ve ever done. For some reason the intro just sits in the perfect place to make my voice wake up.”
Never Gonna Let You Go - Tina Moore: “This UK garage classic oils the pipes and gets my feet moving.”
Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner: “I like to impersonate Tina’s dance moves backstage as they make everyone laugh and boost my confidence. If you have a Tina Turner inside you, you can do anything.”
Mercy - 3rd Degree: “One of my biggest fans once made me a pre-show playlist and this was on it. I think it’s absolutely one of the best cover versions I have ever heard.”
Il Dolce Suono...Ardon Gli Incensi - Maria Callas: “This fills me with the passion of the theatre. I like lip syncing to it!”
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf: “This is a reminder to me that whatever happens on stage, I will regret nothing. We are all human so let’s forgive ourselves!”
Blind Faith - Chase and Status: “I can't help but jump vertically up and down to this. It gets the blood flowing before stage time and I love Liam Bailey’s voice.”
Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton: “This one gets rids of any tension and reminds me that I am young and I should feel free on the stage!”
A Real Hero - College and Electric Youth: “This is a good one to do your make up to. It’s so cool and just gets a brilliant rhythm in your bones.”
Paloma’s new album, ‘Fall to Grace’ will be released on May 28th, but is available to pre-order now at amazon.co.uk.
Paloma’s playlist is also available to view and download at amazon.co.uk.