SONG OF THE DAY: Paloma Faith – “Picking Up The Pieces”

As the lead single to Paloma’s recent release, Fall to Grace, “Picking Up The Pieces” has outperformed every single Paloma Faith song to date. Is that because of Paloma’s honeyed voice with that hint of rasp, suggesting brutal vulnerability? Is it due to the insistent yet subtle beat that holds up the strumming and gorgeous instrumentation? Are the lyrics hauntingly painful and relatable enough to yield this sort of success? Are these things that lead to Paloma perhaps having a “Rolling In The Deep” on her hands? Whatever the case, Paloma Faith has a knockout on her hands here, and under the hands of Moto Blanco, turn into a certifiable club stomper. Pick your format, play it out, and be happy that her pain has brought such beauty.