Paul Weller - On Sunset: Album preview
Here’s a sneaky preview, as we can reveal that the legendary Paul Weller has a new album on the way.
His beautiful single ‘Village’ (out now), is the second new track to be debuted from his forthcoming album ‘On Sunset’, due for release on June 19 on Polydor Records.
And it’s everything you would expect from Weller. In my opinion, nothing will top the tracks ‘You Do Something to Me’ or ‘Wild Wood’ but he certainly doesn’t disappoint.
‘Village’ is described as ‘a dreamy and beautiful meditation sung from the decidedly un-rock’n’roll perspective of a man who is entirely happy with his state in life.’
“It’s a response to being told that we’ve all got to explore the Amazon and climb Everest to make our lives complete,” says Weller. But what’s the point in that, when he’s content with his life, he asks.
Paul began working on the new album ‘On Sunset’ soon after finishing 2018’s ‘True Meanings’.
‘On Sunset’ features ten classic, yet modern, Paul Weller songs including what he hopes will be pop classics, ‘heart-tugging ballads’ and occasional touches of experimentalism.
‘Village’ was written by Weller and his long-time producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert. The track features Paul’s old Style Council bandmate Mick Talbot on keyboards. The album will be available on CD, deluxe CD, vinyl and, wait for it... cassette.
Reviewed by Zoe Myall