PARIS PALOMA Is Bringing Divine Feminine Rage With Her New Album Cacophony

PARIS PALOMA Is Bringing Divine Feminine Rage With Her New Album Cacophony

“You take such delight in killing my light/If I don’t make a sound, does it even hurt?”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Paris Paloma performs at EartH Hackney on September 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Robin Little/Redferns)

The exaltation of Paris Paloma’s divine feminine rage shows no signs of letting up, and thank Goddess for that. Known for galvanizing womankind with her powerful singles “labour” and “boys, bugs and men”—the latter’s lyrics are featured above—the rising U.K. artist is set to drop her debut album, Cacophony, on August 30. BUST had a chance to sneak an early listen to the highly anticipated fall release and song after song, it is everything we’ve been both hoping and impatiently waiting for. Each of the album’s 15 tracks hit us right in the heart, speaking to the joy, sorrow, rage, and beauty of the female experience. From the haunting lyrics and melody of “the last woman on earth” to the healing, folksy sound of “the warmth,” Paloma has bled every inch of her soul into this album to create something truly breathtaking in both its artistry and its familiarity.

“You make me do too much labour,” has become the rallying cry of women everywhere who have had enough of being forced into the roles of therapist, mother, maid, nymph, virgin, nurse, and servant—concurrently and without consent. Hearing the impassioned screaming of lyrics from the crowd at Paloma’s shows makes evident the power of the female spirit, and how strong our voices are when we join them together. Cacophony is a brilliant example of both, and we can think of no better musical steward of such powers than Paris Paloma herself. 

–tara finley

PARIS PALOMA (MAIN IMAGE) COURTESY OF ROBIN LITTLE/REDFERNS; PARIS PALOMA PRESS PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER MCCORD – MY MIND NOW PRESS PHOTO PARIS PALOMA Cacophony (Nettwerk Music Group)