Album: Life (2014)
Charted: 1


  • The follow-up to Sigma's UK #1 single "Nobody to Love," this song finds the production duo collaborating with singer-songwriter Paloma Faith and a full orchestra. The track was premiered on BBC Radio 1 during Annie Mac's July 11, 2014 show.
  • The song's music video was shot on location in downtown Miami and finds Faith performing the track in the backstreets of the Florida city.
  • The collaboration with Paloma Faith came about through Sigma's management. Joe Lenzie of the duo explained to Digital Spy: "We'd written the track and originally we had Ella Eyre featuring on it but I think she was trying to move away from the dance stuff and she didn't want to be the feature artist. We were basically just trying to find someone to replace her because obviously she's got such an amazing voice. It's quite hard to get someone as solid as that, but Paloma's performance is amazing on it so we just kind of took it from there."
  • The song marked the second UK #1 for the Sigma pair and Paloma Faith's debut as a chart topper after three previous Top Ten hits in her own right.

Comments: 1

  • George from LondonJoe Lenzie's explanation to Digital Spy is misleading. Sigma didn't write 'Changing', it was actually written by the production team TMS alongside Wayne Hector and Ella Eyre. It was written for Ella's solo project, but the original demo didn't strike Ella or her A&R as especially inspiring. Sigma took on production duties and improved the song, bringing in Paloma Faith to record the vocals.
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