The Architect Album is by Paloma Faith, the English singer-songwriter. The album, her fourth, was released by record label Sony Music Entertainment on the 17th of November 2017 to positive reviews by critics.
The Architect is Paloma’s first album in over three years and was put together with the help of the music industry’s top writers and producers including Sia, John Legend and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.
The theme of The Architect is both political and personal, with Paloma exploring motherhood, inequality and technology, along with US and UK politics.
On her official website, palomafaith.com she said ” ‘ The Architect ‘ is a social observation record. 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. ”
The British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) has certified the album Gold with sales of 100,000 as of March 2018.
The lead single, ” Crybaby “, was released on the 31st of August 2017. The single, written by Paloma Faith, Lindy Robbins, Cleo Tighe and Fin Dow-Smith, has a soul-funk and disco feel.
In the United Kingdom, it first charted on the UK Singles Chart on the 14th of September 2017, peaking at number thirty-six. As of the 1st of March 2018, ” Crybaby ” has been in the Top 100 for thirteen weeks.
Other countries singles chart positions are Belgium ( Flanders ) thirty-four, Croatia twenty-nine and Scotland twelve. On the iTunes Chart, the song reached number six in the United Kingdom and fifty-two in Spain.
The Architect album has been a successful release for Paloma. In the United Kingdom, the album first charted on the 30th of November 2017 at the top of the UK Albums Chart, where it spent one week at Number One. As of March 2018, the album has been on the chart for fourteen weeks.
Other countries album chart positions are Australia fifty-seven, Belgium ( Flanders ) 166, Ireland eighteen and New Zealand five.
On the iTunes Chart for the UK, the album peaked at number nineteen.
About Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith Blomfield was born on the 21st of July 1981 in Hackney, a borough of London, United Kingdom.
Paloma studied for a degree in contemporary dance at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. She also studied for an MA in theatre directing at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, England.
Her debut album, Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? was released on the 28th of September 2009.
Although the album received a mixed response from critics, the album reached number nine on the UK Albums Chart and had spent over 100 weeks on the chart there.
On the 1st of March 2013, the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) certified Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? 2× Platinum. Sales of the album have passed 600,000 copies in the country.
To date, Paloma Faith’s Album releases are four studio albums. She has also released one Extended Play, twenty-six singles and twenty-six music videos.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, she has won many awards including one ASCAP ( American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ), one MPG ( Music Producers Guild ) and two Brit Awards.
The Architect Track Listing:
1. Evolution ( featuring Samuel L. Jackson )
5.I’ll Be Gentle ( with John Legend )
6.Politics of Hope ( featuring Owen Jones )
7.Kings and Queens
10. Til I’m Done
11.Lost and Lonely
13.Pawns ( featuring Baby N’Sola, Janelle Martin & Naomi Miller )
15.Love Me as I Am