Paloma Faith has revealed she became a delivery driver during the first national lockdown as she recorded her new album.
The songstress, 39, who is known for her catchy pop hits, decided to help out by doing shopping for elderly people and NHS workers.
Speaking at a playback event for her new album, Infinite, she said: ‘I was doing four people’s shopping, for some old people who live near me and some NHS workers from around the corner.
Good cause: Paloma Faith has revealed she became a delivery driver during the first national lockdown as she recorded her new album
‘I was driving people’s shopping around. It was all part of being from East London.’
She isn’t the only famous face to take up a driving role in aid of the COVID-19 frontline effort.
Comedian Jason Manford became a delivery driver for Iceland after being rejected for the position by Tesco.
Paloma has lots to keep her occupied during the coming months. The beauty is expecting her second child as well as making new music.
Good one Paloma: Speaking at a playback event for her new album, Infinite, she said: ‘I was doing four people’s shopping, for some old people who live near me and some NHS workers from around the corner (pictured 2019)
The star recently admitted she ‘didn’t want to accept help’ with raising her daughter.
The singer, 39 said she made the ‘wrong’ decision by attempting to be the ‘master of everything’ when it came to looking after her first child, who turns four next month.
Paloma, who recently announced plans to go back on tour in 2021, added that she is hoping to take her child on the road when she kicks off her performances next year.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Paloma said she’s learned from the mistakes she made with raising her daughter, when she demanded to do everything herself in the vein of her own mum, who was a single parent.
Frontline: Comedian Jason Manford became a delivery driver for Iceland after being rejected for the position by Tesco
She explained: ‘I’ve done it once before so I know how I did it wrong and I know how to make it easier, maybe the first time because I came from a single parent background and my mum was so heroic.
‘I was sort of a bit of master of everything and didn’t have as much help as I should have. I went a bit crazy I know what to do now I need to accept help which is a learning curve for me.’
The star announced that she was expecting her second child with partner Leyman Lahcine in September after six rounds of IVF.
After announcing plans to go back in tour in September 2021 with hope the COVID-19 pandemic will be under control, the star said she’ll be juggling raising her second baby with performing across the county.
She added: ‘I feel optimistic about it, I do this job because I absolutely adore playing live that’s the reason why I love my job.
‘I wanted to be the master of everything’: Paloma recently admitted she ‘didn’t want to accept help’ with raising her daughter during an appearance on BBC Breakfast
‘So I’m really excited about the tour and I’m hoping this week that everyone will support it and they will start learning the words, as I’m notorious for getting so excited that I forget them!’
Paloma’s appearance on the Breakfast show came ahead of the release of her new album Infinite Things, which was predominantly recorded in the midst of lockdown.
She said: ‘I had a really great time doing it and I don’t really want to go to a studio again!
‘I felt like some of it maybe felt a bit inappropriate and I felt the lockdown made people go quite introspective focusing on our relationships and our inner circles.
‘So a lot of the themes are about that and I think I wanted to burst this bubble we’re presented with, particularly the younger generation of their expectation of relationship.
Candid: The singer who is expecting her second baby, said she made the ‘wrong’ decision by attempting to do everything with raising her first child (pictured last week)
‘We hear a lot of music about the initial meeting of someone which is always explosive, and the end which is heartbreaking but we don’t hear many songs about the hard part which is making relationships work and what true love is, which means a lot more then just being attracted to someone.
‘I wanted to write songs about that and also my experiences with family and friends which ended up being our most important people in lockdown.’
Paloma also confessed that when she filmed the music video for her new single Gold on the hottest day of the year, she worried whether she’d caused harm to unborn baby as she was 12 weeks pregnant at the time.
She said: ‘It was fun but not at 38 degrees I have to say I did get home and go on Mumsnet and frantically worried whether I’d jeopardised my pregnancy, like ”was it OK to be in 38 degrees and direct sunlight for this long?”
‘I think lots of pregnant women do, just frantically googling, which all the midwives tell you not to do.’
Parents: She is expecting her second child with partner Leyman Lahcine in September after undergoing six rounds of IVF