Evolution

Album: The Architect (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Paloma Faith opens her The Architect album with this spoken word interlude performed by acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson, Faith explained to HMV.com:

    "I'd done some stuff for his charity and he said to me 'I owe you a favour', which I took with a pinch of salt, but he reassured me that he was a man of his world and so I got him to do something for the album."
  • This isn't the first time that Samuel L. Jackson has turned up on a track recorded by a British artist. In 2016 he supplied the opening narration to former X Factor runner-up Jahméne Douglas' song "Is This The Time?"
  • Jackson took just 20 minutes to record his contribution. However, in that brief period of time Faith managed to offend the Hollywood star. She admitted to the BBC:

    "He came in and I thought, 'OK, he's an actor.' So I started giving him direction and eventually he said, 'Maybe you've got the wrong guy'. And I was like, 'No, I haven't!'

    Later, his manager said to me, 'No-one directs him, that's why he was a bit shocked.' Trust me to go and try to direct Samuel L Jackson!"

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