Paris Paloma Severs Ties With Abusive Relationships In Eloquent New Release “drywall”
October 13, 2023 BY Emma Orland
Paris Paloma continues to explore resilience with new single “drywall,” building on the relatable theme from her recent profound Billboard-charting anthem “labour” and its follow up, “as good a reason.” The UK singer-songwriter delivers her signature haunting vocals and poignant lyrics, delving into the story of a person trapped in the confines of a destructive and toxic relationship. Listen HERE and watch HERE.
This past spring, Paris’ single “labour” took the world by force, catapulting her 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 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.
Recently, Paris released a stirring live rendition of “labour,” filmed at London’s legendary RAK Studios and complete with haunting strings and backup vocals by London Contemporary Voices, an all-female choir. Watch HERE.
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.
Paris Paloma Tour Dates:
October 14 – Leeds – Live at Leeds
November 2 – Brighton, U.K. – Mutations Festival