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Paloma Faith: 'New York'

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Paloma Faith: 'New York'
Released on Sunday, Sep 13 2009

The well of pretty British pop-soul singers shows no signs of running dry. First came Amy Winehouse and Duffy of course; then in June just gone, Pixie Lott topped the charts with 'Mama Do'. However, also out that month was the rather fantastic 'Stone Cold Sober' from Paloma Faith. A much more twisted affair than Lott's pretty square number, it showed that noughties white soul could go beyond rehashing Dusty et al with a shiny finish.

'New York', Faith's follow-up, is a rather more straightforward offering than its predecessor. The lyrics tell the tale of a girl who loses a guy to "another lady", but sadly for Paloma the lass in question isn't a flesh-and-blood adversary, but actually the Big Apple. It's a much bigger target of course, but one that's harder to hit with a swinging vintage handbag. Despite its sweeping strings and soaring vocals, 'New York' is a shade unremarkable compared to her debut, but it still manages to whet the appetite for Faith's upcoming album.


> Click here to watch the 'New York' video

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