Heartfelt Pop Poetry
Grammy winner, Grammy nominee, mother, activist Paula Cole has released seven solo albums of original songs, spanning a 20+ year career. Cole’s emotionally deep, thrilling performances, and her poetic, fierce, and intelligent writing makes Cole a primary color against pastels.
Cole has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock to Emmylou Harris; Amy Lee of Evanescence to Burt Bacharach. Her compositions have been covered by a diverse range of artists (Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Katherine McPhee, JoJo, i.e.) and she has sold over 3 million albums.
In 2016 Paula celebrated the 20th Anniversary of This Fire, her breakthrough double-platinum album. Containing two Billboard charting hits (“Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait”), This Fire was nominated for seven awards at the 40th Grammy Awards. Cole was also nominated for Producer of the Year (the first woman in Grammy history to be solely nominated as Best Producer) and won the Grammy award for Best New Artist.
Cole’s emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. From her top ten hits of the 1990’s to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music that defies categorization.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Paula is an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it.” – Peter Gabriel
“(A) Fantastic Artist” – Herbie Hancock
“An extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice” – Rolling Stone
“…A feisty poet with a soaring voice and a funky groove.” – Entertainment Weekly