Paloma Faith has announced her post-pregnancy return to music with new single Crybaby.
Lifted off her upcoming fourth studio album The Architect (release date TBC), Crybaby will receive its world premiere next week, with an imminent release thereafter.
Just over a year ago, Paloma shared early information regarding her upcoming plans (alongside The Architect) on Facebook:
So the good news is my 4th album is well underway and I am very excited about it. It’s actually nearly finished as I type! I have been working with the amazing Jesse Shatkin on it as producer and it has been a real honour. It is called “the architect” and is very aptly named as it leads me on to my next announcement. I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby. I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so. I feel so lucky.
This means I won’t be involved in the voice this year or releasing my album this year either.
So while you are all patiently waiting I would like you to know that I am grateful for your continued support and patience and I hope that you will respect my new family with our privacy in a time which should be calm and without anxiety. I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won’t have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that.
I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while. Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing : daunting, new and worrying at times and I don’t want to add to it by having to “look” a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant or with my child. I wasn’t raised like that and I don’t want my child to be. I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life.
When I return I will be full of energy and excited to come and sing for you again. I am passionate about my job and what I do in the public eye but consider these to be two separate things, not one in the same.
The album is sounding super exciting and I can’t wait to share it with you all. I am very lucky and grateful in the knowledge I will get to do so very soon. Your loyalty is a gift and astounds me every album release. I am grateful for your understanding and promise to return fully fledged when I have had this moment of solitude and new life. I am beyond happy about it.
All my love, respect and gratitude to you all.
More on Crybaby next week!