Paris Paloma Releases Haunting Rendition of Billboard-charting Breakout Single “labour” Live from RAK Studios

May 25, 2023 BY Jason Currell

UK singer-songwriter Paris Paloma releases a stirring live rendition of her Billboard-charting, fiery feminist anthem “labour.” Watch the session, filmed at London’s legendary RAK Studios and complete with haunting strings and backup vocals by London Contemporary Voices, an all-female choir,  HERE

Last month, “labour” ignited a wildfire of praise, catapulting Paris onto the U.K. Official Chart at #29 and seeing its Billboard chart debuts, including #13 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #13 Digital Song Sales#12 Emerging Artists and #17 Bubbling Under Hot 100. The song garnered over 1.5 millions streams in its first 24 hours of release, and reached 1 Million YouTube views within a few days of release. Paris was also selected by YouTube to be their featured Trending Artist on the Rise and was most recently named Billboard’s May 2023 Chartbreaker

“labour” first started gaining momentum on TikTok due to fans’ rapturous responses to the song’s lyrics, garnering millions of views, uses and shares. The attention spurs from the powerful message behind the track. “‘labour’ takes us inside a relationship where the speaker’s self-worth is once again reduced, like many people who find themselves in draining relationships with undeserving people. Taking on all the emotional labour. But it is a breaking point… it is the first time the speaker acknowledges the toxicity of these dynamics, and the song is about the escape from that relationship,” Paloma says. 

Later this summer, Paris will be playing at the iconic festivals Bonnaroo and Summerfest, on top of a slew of shows across the UK. Just last week, she announced that she will be bringing her chilling headline show to The Sultan Room in Brooklyn on June 20th. For more information and to purchase tickets to her upcoming shows, click here.

Paris Paloma Tour Dates:

May 28 – London, U.K. – The Camden Assembly

May 30 – London, U.K. – The Camden Assembly

June 17 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo (Who Stage)*

June 20 – Brooklyn, NY – The Sultan Room

June 23 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest*

July 14 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz 2023*

*festival shows

Photo credit: Jennifer McCord // Download HERE

About Paris Paloma

Originally hailing from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, Paris Paloma channels the experience of womanhood into her songwriting, speaking to the female experience, and to the human experience at large, exploring themes of grief, love, death, and power. Her songwriting reads like poetry, drawing inspiration from figures throughout mythology, art history and the Romantics. Ranging from the tender and heartbreaking to the sublimely aggressive and vengeful, her ethereal sound takes influences from dark pop, folk, and indie genres; creating a magical discography that evokes something primal, powerful, and innately feminine.