Paloma Faith in DC: “I’m Here To Make You Love Me”

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.

I posted a few videos on my Instagram account and put together a video with some longer clips on YouTube:

My Spring Workout Mix

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I refuse to work out without music! My music keeps me focused, motivated and inspired – I can’t imagine slamming out an hourlong run through the park without my music blaring! Just when I feel like my body has had enough, one of my favorite songs comes on and pushes me through the last mile. I’ve even started playing INSANITY without music and supplementing my own soundtrack; it makes a world of difference!

When I find a song that I like, I grab a hold of it and never let it go! Some of the songs in my playlist are a little older but they still pump me up and thus have stood the test of time. I used to be really into listening to my playlist in the same order every time I work out but these days, it’s all about the shuffle!

  • I Love It (feat. Charli XCX), Icona Pop
  • Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control) (feat. Mutya Buena), Groove Armada
  • Run Run Run, Dragonette
  • Peace Sign, Lights
  • Anything Could Happen, Ellie Goulding
  • Brokenhearted, Karmin
  • Nada Fue un Error, Coti, Julieta Venegas & Paulina Rubio
  • How We Do (Party), Rita Ora
  • Never Go Back, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
  • Ya No Quiero, Jessy & Joy
  • Heart Attack, Demi Lovato
  • Slut Like You, Pink
  • 1974 (feat. Natalia Kills), The Knux
  • R.I.P. (feat. Tini Tempah), Rita Ora
  • Que Te Quería, La Quinta Estación
  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss), Pink
  • Wings, Little Mix
  • Domino, Jessie J
  • Come & Get It, Selena Gomez
  • Tonight I’m Getting Over You, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Hey Porsche, Nelly
  • The Golden Age, The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • Break Your Heart (feat Ludacris), Taio Cruz & Ludacris
  • I Wanna Go, Britney Spears
  • The Edge of Glory, Lady Gaga
  • One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks), One Direction

(Yes, I know that most of this playlist could also be found on a 15-year-old girl’s iPod, #noshame!)