Paloma Faith returned with new album A Perfect Contradiction earlier this month and to make the occasion not only has she sat down for a spot of lunch in our new issue - Q334 out now - she's embraced the contradictory theme to create this Playlist forQ.
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free "The bench mark for my new album. A disco classic that injects some hope in to the sadness."
Chaka Khan - I Feel For You "Beautiful production and a vibrancy that makes you forget all your cares. I wanted that liberation and feel good factor. Impossible heart and mouth to mouth were strongly affected by this style."
Prince - Raspberry Beret "I have had moments of wild abandon dancing to this song and wanted to achieve this with my new album."
Sisters Love - The Bigger You Love (The Harder You Fall) "I covered and reworked this on a perfect contradiction and played the original to a lot of the people I collaborated with to illustrate my new direction."
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow "Some of the more 60s inspired songs on the record have taken from this style of production. I grew up with this sound."
D'Angelo - Untitled (How Does It Feel) "When working with Dave Okumu on the production of It's The Not Knowing we referenced this sound. It's a real Philly soul feel and good baby making music."
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel "For Trouble With My Baby we wanted to write the kind of song that could vamp round and round and be fun for musicians like this one."
Mickey & Sylvia - No Good Lover "Thematically I loved the humour in this song and it inspired the style of Trouble With My Baby."
Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits "I wrote Take Me with John Legend and told him I wanted to dance like Tina! This was what we came up with."
Etta James - Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry) "..."