The wait has come to an end— today Billboard-charting, acclaimed singer/songwriter Paloma Ford releases her eagerly anticipated EP X Tapes. The 7-track project that compromises the unanimously applauded singles “Rain,” “Chrome In My Feelings” Live, and “Nights I Cry” along with the official lead single for the project “All For Nothing” featuring Rick Ross, and more, is available on all streaming services HERE.
Paloma’s latest body of work marks the culmination of a three-year journey that started in creation shortly after the release of her debut project “Nearly Civilized.” Featured on Apple Music’s ‘New in R&B’ playlist, Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist, ‘The Newness’ playlist and more today, X Tapes takes fans on a reflection-filled ride as Paloma speaks to her resilience amid trials, tribulations, and triumphs — ultimately making her stronger than ever as she unveils her second project as an independent artist.
On the release of her new EP X Tapes, Paloma says “In this business where it feels like so much has little to do with art, it’s not an easy task to remain true to yourself and I’m genuinely happy that I was able to create this project that focused on what matters most to me—the art of music. I’m thankful to all the fans that have been riding with me since day one and all the new fans that’ll discover X Tapes and find their story in mine. I’m fulfilled with knowing that at least one person found healing in my music; the same healing I received making this project. Thank you all for listening and keeping X Tapes on repeat“.
Earlier this year Paloma previewed the layers of emotions that would go into the making of X Tapes with “Rain.” Premiering on Complex earlier this year, “Rain” introduces and leads listeners to the heart of X Tapes. “Before you can address the loss of love, you have to start at how you got to that point, the beginning,” Paloma says. “Chrome” ‘In My Feelings Live,’ described as an “intimate, sultry song showcasing sweet vocals” by ThisisRnB, was also released earlier this year and is accompanied with a special live recording experience Paloma was adamant with sharing to the world—showing a glimpse of her vulnerability that listeners will hear more of on this project. “Nights I Cry” rounds out the already released tracks from X Tapes and serves as an R&B, heartbreak ballad that finds Paloma at a moment of disappointment over a love that can be considered a loss. Praised by LA Weekly and more, the emotive track showcases one of the many moments of realizations, Paloma has personally experienced, that makes up the DNA of X Tapes.
2. Nights I Cry
4. Heartbreak On The Westside
5. All For Nothing (feat. Rick Ross)
6. Only One
7. Chrome ‘In My Feelings’ Live
ABOUT PALOMA FORD
Born in Los Angeles, Paloma Ford—singer, songwriter, designer and mother exemplifies the feminine ideal from multiple angles. On the microphone, her sultry and soulful delivery consistently captivates listeners, while her relatable stories of love, passion and heartbreak keep us coming back for more. It should be no surprise Paloma cites her primary influences as Aaliyah, Sade and Janet Jackson, as she also bends R&B to fit and express her individual style.
Off the mic, Paloma describes herself as simply, “A mother and a girl from Los Angeles who has been through a lot of relatable experiences.” “I’m very optimistic, I try to see the good in others. I love being able to help and heal people. I’m a private person, so I don’t show everything on my social media. In my music, you can recognize moments of sensuality and strength. It’s all part of being a woman. That’s the message. It’s important for me to talk about other situations I’ve been in that other women can relate to.”
In 2006, she serendipitously met Macy Gray before a House of Blues gig. As it turned out, a background singer fell ill, so Macy asked Paloma to step in. Numerous live performances followed as Paloma also contributed vocals to three tracks from the star’s 2007 release Big—joining an esteemed cast of collaborators such as Justin Timberlake and will.i.am. As she built a following on YouTube via independent tracks “Dollars,” “Ménage à Trois,” and “Hit of You,” Meek Mill enlisted her for his 2014 single “I Don’t Know,” which rose fast on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Charts. During 2017, she unveiled her Nearly Civilized EP powered by a series of standout singles: “W.E.T.” [2.4 million Spotify streams], “Hit Of You” [1.6 million Spotify streams], and “Jada” [1.6 Million Spotify streams]. She appeared alongside Fabolous and Davo on “Connection” from Tory Lanez’s chart-topping Memories Don’t Die in 2018. At the same time, she carefully assembled what would become her 2020 independent EP, X Tapes.