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Paloma Faith on the musical losses of 2012
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Paloma Faith talks to Hot Press ahead of her upcoming Dublin date.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Jun 2012
Known for belting out renditions of her favourite Motown and soul records, platinum-selling Paloma Faith is well-placed to talk about the recent wave of deaths in music’s royal family.
Seemingly non-stop over the last five months has been news of music icons being
found after the drums have stopped. With such luminaries as Etta James, Whitney
Houston, Davy Jones, Pete Cosey, Bob Welch, Donna Summer and Robin Gibb, as well as innumerable others leaving us during that time, how does it feel?
“I get more upset when they’re young,” she explains, “like I got really upset about Amy (Winehouse). I thought it was sad because she was very young and it was like an unfinished career. Obviously, they’re all dying pretty young, but the thing that’s different about these older people is that they’ve had such a substantial career, it’s good that they were able to reach their own potential.”
To hear Paloma on the place of women in music, sexism, artistic compromise and more, check out the full interview in the newest edition of Hot Press (Glen Hansard cover) out tomorrow.