The British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer will release her album ‘Fabiana Palladino’ on April 5 via Paul Institute / XL Recordings / Beggars.

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Created in the wake of the end of a long relationship, the album is an intimate record in which Fabiana Palladino addresses complex questions about love, loneliness and normality in relationships. The result is a full-length 10-track album, full of shape-shifting sounds that draw inspiration rom the great R&B, Soul, Pop and Disco studio productions of the ’80s and ’90s, and filter them through a modern lens. Written and self-produced by Palladino, the album features performances by renowned musicians and close friends, including Paul Institute co-founder Jai Paul, her father and legendary session bassist Pino Palladino, brother and bassist of Yussef Dayes Rocco Palladino, renowned drummer Steve Ferrone and strings by Rob Moose.

With the announcement, Fabiana Palladino releases “Stay With Me Through The Night“, the second single from the album (following the collaboration “I Care” with Jai Paul in 2023). “Stay With Me Through The Night” was the first song written for the album and serves as the album’s centerpiece. It is accompanied by a video – co-directed by Fabiana Palladino and Josh Renaut, and shot by Buster Grey-Jung – that shows Palladino’s beautiful intimacy at the piano, the place where the entire album began.

About the new music and upcoming album, Fabiana Palladino says: “A central theme of the album is aloneness. Whether it’s a song where ‘m searching for connection with someone else, or trying to embrace the aloneness, it tends to come back to me, who I am when I’m alone, what I feel when I really look inwards. I’d say it’s a pretty introspective record overall. The songs are often about trying to go deeper into yourself, exploring your true feelings and how they then relate to and affect your relationships with others.

“Stay With Me Through The Night” is the first song I wrote for the album. It was at the end of a tricky period where I hadn’t written music for nearly two years, and it came out in a bit of a flood, I barely even remember where or how I wrote it, but I knew it was going to be an important song for me. It ended up being the centrepiece of the album, a song that encapsulates a lot of the feeling and emotion of the rest of the record and musically it brings old together with new, which became a theme across the record…a way of combining my influences with a modern perspective.

Rhythmically the feeling of the song comes from funk and disco, I was thinking about the piano playing of Patrice Rushen and Michael McDonald, Chaka Khan’s ‘What Cha’ Gonna Do For Me’, Bernard Edwards bass playing on Chic’s ‘Good Times’, and The Bee Gees ‘Spirits Having Flown’ but we tried to take the track somewhere else in other aspects of the production to bring out the big feelings in the song. It situates us in the emotional world that I tried to create for the rest of the album.”

Fabiana Palladino first broke through in 2017 as a founding member of the Paul Institute, after her shadowy, R&B-influenced, spectral pop caught the attention of Jai Paul, who founded the label with his brother A.K. Paul. In four years, she released three singles and managed to attract the attention of critics – Pitchfork compared “Mystery” to “a scratch track from a big-budget 80s studio that’s been smuggled out on reel-to-reel tape” – but Palladino’s production remained limited. In the intervening years, she worked as an in-demand session musician for artists such as Jessie Ware, Sampha, SBTRKT and Laura Groves, while dedicating herself to the pursuit of perfection in her own music. Last year she was part of Jai Paul’s band for his live debut (which she also supported solo) during his hugely celebrated comeback tour.

Next month, Fabiana Palladino will perform her debut headline shows in London (February 7) and Paris (February 26). Palladino will also make her US debut at SXSW in March, with a performance at the British Music Embassy showcase and more.

Tracklist “Fabiana Palladino” 
1. Closer
2. Can You Look In The Mirror?
3. I Can’t Dream Anymore
4. Give Me A Sign
5. I Care
6. Stay With Me Through The Night
7. Shoulda
8. Deeper
9. In The Fire
10. Forever


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