Paris Paloma’s new single ‘drywall’ is a melodically beautiful look into the liberation from an abusive relationship.
Paloma is well known for her powerful lyrics and storytelling through music. Her music talks about womanhood – the female suffrage – all sacrifices and invisible hits women take. 'Drywall', just like her most popular song ‘labour’ has a powerful story and evokes strong emotions, but this time it focuses on a being in a destructive relationship.
The song starts off gently, with nothing but the artist’s voice and the soft melody of an acoustic guitar, but slowly builds up in catharsis as it describes breaking free and, in the song’s own words ‘severing ties’. Despite the setting and the story of the song being negative, it inspires hope – hopefulness and resilience.
Paris Paloma's music isn’t new to dark themes, her music continues to explore different aspects of the dark side of womanhood, about the overlooked, forgotten and stomped-on part of humanity. However, in contrast to the already haunting music that fit the lyrics of songs like ‘fruits’ or ‘labour’, ‘drywall’ stands out, making the listener feel like everything is alright, and contracting the meaning of the lyrics with the gentle melody.