The singer also revealed details of her new album, The Architect
Alexandra Pollard
07:19 23rd August 2016

Paloma Faith has used the announcement of her fourth album to reveal that she is pregnant with her first child.

The singer’s new album, the follow-up to 2014’s A Perfect Contradiction, will be “aptly named” The Architect - but it won’t be out until 2017.

That’s because Faith is planning to “take a short while off to have a baby.” In a statement on Facebook, she added, “I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so. I feel so lucky.”

She also said, “I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while. Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing : daunting, new and worrying at times and I don't want to add to it by having to ‘look’ a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant or with my child.

“I wasn't raised like that and I don't want my child to be. I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life.”

See Paloma Faith’s statement in full below.

"So the good news is my 4th album is well underway and I am very excited about it. It's actually nearly finished as I type! I have been working with the amazing Jesse Shatkin on it as producer and it has been a real honour. It is called "the architect" and is very aptly named as it leads me on to my next announcement. I am so delighted to tell you I am going to take a short while off to have a baby. I have spent my whole life wanting to be a mother and now the time has come for me to do so. I feel so lucky.

This means I won't be involved in the voice this year or releasing my album this year either.

So while you are all patiently waiting I would like you to know that I am grateful for your continued support and patience and I hope that you will respect my new family with our privacy in a time which should be calm and without anxiety. I really do not want this child to be in the public eye as it won't have chosen to and I hope everyone can understand that.

I am nervous and excited about being a mum and just need to be normal and low key for a while. Pregnancy and motherhood is a very personal thing : daunting, new and worrying at times and I don't want to add to it by having to "look" a certain way when pregnant or be photographed pregnant or with my child. I wasn't raised like that and I don't want my child to be. I want the baby to have the freedom of a normal life.

When I return I will be full of energy and excited to come and sing for you again. I am passionate about my job and what I do in the public eye but consider these to be two separate things, not one in the same.

The album is sounding super exciting and I can't wait to share it with you all. I am very lucky and grateful in the knowledge I will get to do so very soon. Your loyalty is a gift and astounds me every album release. I am grateful for your understanding and promise to return fully fledged when I have had this moment of solitude and new life. I am beyond happy about it.

All my love, respect and gratitude to you all.

The architect-


Paloma xxxx"