Paloma Faith missed the mark (in my opinion, at least) with her recent “Blurred Lines”-inspired single “Can’t Rely On You” but comes back swinging with the second cut from A Perfect Contradiction. Penned by legendary songsmith Diane Warren, “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” is a career-defining ballad that showcases the Brit’s gravelly voice at its most gut-wrenching.
The video for admirably sparse ballad couldn’t be more simple. It’s just Paloma (looking typically vampish in a trademark vintage outfit) and her pianist performing the song alone in a room. But what more do you need when the 32-year-old diva is hitting notes that most of her contemporaries can only dream of? Watch “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” up top.
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