PREVIEW: Paloma Faith - As I Am, BBC Two
Paloma Faith has had number ones all over the world, multi-million albums sales, headlined Glastonbury and sung to tens of thousands every week, but in recent years, she has taken on her toughest challenge yet - having a baby.
With unlimited access to Paloma as a woman, a mother and an international pop-star in the public eye, this film follows Paloma on an emotional journey as she balances the demands of a vital make-or-break tour with writing a new album, launching an acting career and being a first time mum.
The film observes Paloma’s life, both front and backstage, in the midst of a pivotal year in her career. It features appearances and contributions from Rag’n’Bone Man, Ty Taylor and Jonas Blue as well as her band, management and family members. We see her struggling with choices every mum will be familiar with, whilst embarking on enormous career challenges in a cut-throat business. Paloma not only returns to work after having her baby, but also to huge expectations to break Australia and America.
At every turn, we ask, will Paloma pull it off? Will she be successful - and if so, what sacrifices will she be forced to make?
Paloma Faith: As I Am airs Saturday 27th March at 9pm on BBC Two and iPlayer.