Is the U Street Music Hall the most luxurious establishment? Not by a long shot, BUT there’s something amazingly special about seeing an artist who sells out arenas in Europe perform to an intimate crowd in a basement club. Paloma Faith is currently making the rounds in the United States promoting her upcoming third album “A Perfect Contradiction” (Sony Music, October 7).
Her hourlong set was a mix of new songs and old favorites. I could go into painstaking detail but I’ll just leave it at this: it was perfect. Faith is a wonderfully gifted performer and a fantastic songwriter whose big break in the U.S. is long overdue.
At the top of her set, Faith announced, to wild applause, “I’m here to make you love me!”. Mission accomplished.