Paul Weller is going back out on the road this autumn in support of his eagerly awaited new album, On Sunset. The collection, which marks Weller’s first release for his new label Polydor, will see the musician in a ‘summery, soulful’ mood.
“I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done” Weller said to Uncut magazine late last year. “The first track is called ‘Mirrorball’ – we started that last year some time. It was originally going to be a bonus track or something, then we finished it and it was about seven minutes long with all these different changes. That really got us going.”
The artist is one of the most respected musicians in the music industry with a career stretching back nearly fifty years. As the Jam, Weller and his bandmates achieved fame for their leftfield pop songs, with tracks like Going Underground and Town Called Malice becoming massive hits.
Following the break up of the band in 1982, the artist quickly moved to form a new group, the Style Council. With Weller on lead guitar and vocals, Mick Talbot on keys, Steve White on drums and Weller’s then girlfriend Dee C. Lee on vocals, the band were soon a dominant force in the 1980s music industry.
Eschewing the modish rock of the Jam for a much more soulful style, the band’s sound fit perfectly with the music which was then dominating the charts. Several massive hits were to follow, including Shout To The Top and My Ever Changing Moods.
After the Style Council split in 1989, Weller found himself embarking on a solo career, with the album Paul Weller released in 1992. A string of hit albums were to follow, including the Mercury Prize nominated Wild Wood and the chart topping Stanley Road. On Sunset represents the singer’s 15th solo album. The release follows hot on the heels of 2018’s True Meanings and Weller’s 2019 live album Live At The Royal Festival Hall.
On Sunset will be released on the 12th of June 2020. More information about the album can be found here.
Paul Weller will be at the O2 Forum, Kentish Town on the 20th of November 2020. More information about the gig can be found here.
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