In March, Paloma Faith released her 3rd LP titled A Perfect Contradiction. The album, which features production and writing duties from the likes of Pharrell Williams and Raphael Saadiq, is a notably more upbeat effort than it’s predecessors, with nods to Motown infused soul.

The London native kindly took time to put together our latest artist curated Spotify playlist, an eclectic array of songs that perhaps best sums up her musical influences.

We spoke with the singer to find out more about the new album and to discuss her picks for the playlist.

1. You've just released your third album, A Perfect Contradiction. Is there a story behind its name?

I'm interested in perfect contradictions, somebody who thinks one thing but they're another, because I consider myself to be like that.

2. Tell us about the tracks on your playlist and why you chose them?

Many many of the artists are an inspiration with a lot of the songs having a big influence on my music through their sound and lyrics.

3. We think happiness is better shared, can you pick a song from your playlist and tell us who you'd want to share it with?

I would share Candi Staton ­ Young Hearts Run Free to my fans as this song inspired my new songs.

4. Pharrell Williams produced your single, Can't Rely On You. What was it like working with him?

It was a huge highlight of making my new album. I also worked with other incredible artists and songwriters like John Legend, Raphael Saadiq and Diane Warren.

5. Finally, what does 2014 hold in store for you?

A lot! I am doing some shows this May along with a full Autumn tour later on in the year all around the UK.