Paris Paloma Rallies Fans’ Voices in Visceral New Version of “LABOUR (the cacophony);” Announces U.S. Tour

March 15, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Rising UK artist Paris Paloma enlists fans’ empowered and roaring vocals for LABOUR (the cacophony), a new multi-track single celebrating the 1 year anniversary of her viral, Billboard-charting breakthrough single “labour,” out March 29th. The multi-track single, which includes a new version of “labour” (titled “LABOUR (the cacophony)”) featuring more than 100 fan vocals throughout the song, the original track and the bedroom demo, was announced on International Women’s Day, creating an explosive reaction from fans. With over 5.5 million views on TikTok and 3 million views on Instagram, the “labour” movement shows no signs of slowing down. Pre-order HERE.

On “labour,” Paris’s journal-like lyricism and incisive strain of compelling, dark folk-pop melodies skewered the knots of women’s emotional labour, and it immediately became a rallying cry worldwide upon official release last March. The track broke over 100 million streams on Spotify, cracked the Official UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Chart, and soundtracked tens of thousands of TikToks. The success spurred sold-out shows around the UK, and Paloma, armed with an evocative collection of songs, traveled to the U.S. and Australia for festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Summerfest and more. 

Building off the “labour” momentum, recent European tour with Maisie Peters and sold out U.K. headline shows, Paris will bring her poignant lyrics, vivid storytelling and spell-binding live show to the U.S. for her debut headline tour starting June 12th in San Francisco. Don’t miss Paris perform her previously released tracks my mind (now)” “drywall,” “as good a reason,” “yeti” and “labour,” as well as unreleased music from her forthcoming debut album (details TBA). Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 15th at 10AM local time. 

Through her thoughtful and confident lyrics, Paris Paloma paints pictures and tells stories with her songs, drawing parallels between the past and present to bring her own perspective on themes of love, grief, death and power. With a Goldsmiths degree in Fine Arts, her songwriting and visuals are inspired by fantasy as much as real life, drawing inspiration from mythology, art history and the Romantics, alongside the human experience.  Ranging from the tender and heartbreaking to the sublimely aggressive and vengeful, her ethereal sound takes influences from dark pop, folk, and indie, creating a discography that evokes something primal, powerful, and innately feminine.

Such vulnerability can be difficult to confront, and all the more to articulate as art, “but I feel very held by my listeners,” Paris says. This symbiotic care between artist and listener is innate within Paris’s devoted fanbase, and it’s that connection that led to the creation of “LABOUR (the cacophony).” She’s cultivated a community both online and off: on TikTok, her 450K followers send her videos (of thoughts, song snippets, and tour moments) into six-figure views. Fan-made art and videos analyzing her lyrics span social media.  These are roots laid deep, as Paris gains wider recognition from NME to Billboard, as YouTube’s Trending Artist on the Rise and a Breakthrough Artist to Watch 2024 by Amazon.

Paris Paloma Tour Dates:

U.K. headline shows

May 1 – Birmingham, U.K. – Hare & Hounds – SOLD OUT

May 2 – Edinburgh, Scotland – The Caves – SOLD OUT

May 3 – Manchester, U.K. – Yes – SOLD OUT

May 5 – Bristol, U.K. – Exchange – SOLD OUT

May 7 – London, U.K. – Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT

U.S. headline shows

June 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

June 14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge

June 18 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

June 20 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East

June 22 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

June 23 – Washington, D.C. – The Atlantis

June 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 


June 9 – Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival*

July 21 – Byron Bay, Austrailia – Splendour in the Grass Festival*

August 16 – Oslo, Norway – Langs Akerselva Festival*

August 25 – Reading, U.K. – Reading and Leeds Festival*

*festival dates