Paris Paloma: “I don’t want to reduce the meaning of being a woman to our capacity for pain and anger”

With a handful of assertive hits already under her belt, Paris Paloma is all about women coming together.

With a handful of assertive hits already under her belt, PARIS PALOMA is all about women coming together. 

Words: Martyn Young.

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If you’ve been online at all this year, particularly on TikTok, you’ve no doubt come across Paris Paloma’s stirring anthem of feminist rage, ‘Labour’, whether it’s the song itself or as a soundtrack to videos in which other women offer their own experiences of misogyny and how the patriarchy has impacted them. It’s became an incredibly powerful song, so powerful that it propelled Paris all the way into the Top 30 of the UK singles chart. “It’s a song that’s a lot bigger than me now,” Paris tells us. There’s a lot more to Paris, though, than virality. The singer from Derbyshire is a special talent, and ‘Labour’ is just one small part of the tapestry of storytelling that she is putting together, making music that is sweeping and dramatic but also intensely vivid and resonant. She’s only been making music properly for a few years, but already Paris Paloma’s connection with her audience is deep and true.