Paloma Faith ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ – Stunning Performance at Burberry: Repeat Rotation Video

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Paloma FaithOnly Love Can Hurt Like This‘ at Burberry will give you goosebumps

Paloma Faith’s ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This‘ is her most successful single so far, having made it to the number 6 spot in the UK charts. I have heard the song a few times since it released back in May, and I have always liked it.

But….I was blown away by a live performance of ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ that Paloma did for the Burberry fashion show recently, and that’s why the song is my Repeat Rotation Video today.

Because sure, the venue wasn’t the best for the performance (who wants to look at fashion models and clothes when Paloma’s voice is so incredible here? And that is the whole point of the fashion show, of course), but what is indisputable is this is the best performance Paloma Faith has ever recorded of ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’. Anywhere.

It’s raw, it’s powerful, it’s touching, and Paloma hits every note as clearly and as perfectly as it’s possible to do. The song itself is also over seven minutes long to accommodate the time it takes for all the models to be on the catwalk – so it’s sort of the extended version.

Faith’s Burberry performance of ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’ is one of the most beautiful live performances of any song I have ever seen. Anywhere.

And Paloma Faith rocks. And rocks. And rocks.

Watch it below. But be prepared for the goosebumps.

Related: Watch Paloma Faith performing new song ‘Lullaby’ with Sigala on Sounds Like Friday Night — it’s gorgeous

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.