Surrey-based singer-songwriter Paris Paloma delivers new powerful single ‘labour’ via Nettwerk
A wild, stirring yet self-contained anthem, “labour” tells the story of a woman railing against the inequity of labour within heteronormative relationships. With her usual poetic lyricism and beautiful approach to melody, Paris manages to express a familiar, feminine rage through this folky, dark pop offering.
The viral single has received a rapturous response from fans, with previews of the song on TikTok garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The attention spurs from the powerful message behind the track.
Paris says: “‘labour’ takes us inside a relationship where the speaker’s self-worth is once again reduced, like many people who find themselves in draining relationships with undeserving people. Taking on all the emotional labour – because we accept the love we think we deserve. But it is a breaking point… it is the first time the speaker acknowledges the toxicity of these dynamics, and the song is about the escape from that relationship.”
The up-and-coming musician has already found streaming success and a loyal, dedicated fanbase with her previous releases, including last month’s “notre dame” and “forsaken.” Her single “the fruits” has also garnered millions of streams to date, along with stunning covers of Hozier (who shared her version)