With the deluxe edition of the record spanning 19 tracks, there’s much to digest; but with Faith’s commanding vocals and incisive social commentary it’s impossible to lose interest. The album opens with a motivational speech from none other than Samuel L. Jackson, while the title track builds up to a spectacularly rousing chorus. Warrior is penned by pop-hit powerhouse Sia, and meanwhile the unmistakable voice of John Legend features on I’ll Be Gentle. Never one to do things by half measures, Faith has well and truly secured her spot towards the top of Best Of 2017 lists.
The Architect is out now via Sony.