British songstress Paloma Faith is back with a brand new single ‘Picking Up The Pieces‘, the first from her sophomore album ‘Fall To Grace‘, scheduled for a May 28th release. Back in 2009, Paloma’s début album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?‘ created quite a stir, spending a whopping 40 weeks on the UK Top 40, eventually being certified Platinum in the UK, and spawning two top 20 hits, ‘Stone Cold Sober‘ and ‘New York‘. Comparisons with Duffy and Amy Winehouse were inevitable back then, considering that Paloma does have an impressive set of pipes!
Although I was not too impressed with her début effort, as I felt that no song on the album justified her vocal prowess, I have to say ‘Picking Up The Pieces‘ is definitely better than anything she recorded for ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?‘. Paloma delivers some solid power-vocals over a lush orchestral back up, and the accompanying video is just about perfect for the song. Overall, Paloma holds her ground with this single. And this one has the makings of a hit. Check out the video right here :