We are thrilled to finally reveal the cover of OVERDUE Issue #003 Digital Cover- Artistry, featuring the incredible Paloma Faith!
Stay tuned for the full editorial and article, in which we discuss the sound of Paloma’s new album, ‘Infinite Things’. It’s a solitary journey with lockdown as its guiding beat, documenting domesticity and enduring love, from the female perspective.
Issue #003 will centre around not only fashion but artistry in all forms. Art should and does tell a story through every detail, equally, we aim to mirror this narrativity through editorials and features the reader can sink into and be moved.
Here is a small preview of the digital cover story and interview. Keep an eye on Instagram for the full digital and print issues, coming soon.
Words Miranda Wilkinson
“Every record you put out by definition, records a moment in time,” says Paloma, speaking to me over the phone, in our ‘new normal’ interview set-up. She’s coming straight off another call and jumps right in to talking about her latest and fifth studio album, like the true industry stalwart she is.
“This album is more about the ‘warts and all’ nature of being connected to another person, beyond physical attraction. The introspective nature of the pandemic and specifically of lockdown, plays into the exploratory tendencies of an artist. I taught myself to produce music for the first time; it was a totally different process as opposed to my previous albums.”
“My USP is the fact that I am brutally honest;’” she giggles, “some people find it shocking and some people find it liberating. And I feel like this album will do both of those things – there are songs where I talk about how unbearable it is to be with my partner but I will still stay with him and there are songs where I talk about my child and I say things that aren’t sentimental. I wrote the lyrics All the joy and all the chaos I see in your eyes that life brings, those infinite things, because being a mother isn’t just idyllic and perfect, you sacrifice a lot.”
As we are both mothers, we discuss the beauty and brutality of motherhood and she says her record is very real and some might see it as a feminist album as it draws heavily on living in lockdown with her nuclear family.
When she thinks about her own identity as an artist, Paloma feels it can be distilled in to two main elements. While studying scenography at Central St Martins, (directing and designing for theatre), she remembers that her course teacher told her that the direction for her Masters would take the form of something that she would be concerned with for the rest of her life, because all artists have some kind of natural leaning or focus to a central theme in all their work. And when she looks at hers, it’s essentially about interaction with other people, the human condition and about how we connect with each other.
By default, she chose music as her main creative output as “it’s a naturally unifying art form, non-elitist, everyone is welcome and it unites people from all walks of life. We all have inherently common experiences that can be shared through music and song that touch on something that is universal to the human condition.”
Her focus has been what unites us, rather than what divides us, and this album is a conversation about something that’s very familiar to us all…
To read the full interview with Paloma Faith keep an eye out for our print issue release at the end of November. Available as a pre-order in our shop very soon!
Talent Paloma Faith
Photographer Andrew Kimber
Creative Director Tess Savina
Stylist Nick Royal
Set Designer Jemima Hetherington
Creative Production Studio Bajek
Hair Eamonn Hughes using Sam McKnight
Makeup Phoebe Walters using Charlotte Tilbury
Photography Assistants Vitalij Sidorovic & Gurdit Singh
Styling Assistants Alicia Aparicio & Masha Ligay
Videographer Sam Sutherland
Public Relations DawBell PR