Paul Weller releases his gorgeous new song “Village” on May 7th. “Village” is the second new track to be debuted from his hotly anticipated new album On Sunset, which released on June 19th (Polydor Records).
“Village” is 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. “And there’s a guy who says, fuck all that, I’ve got heaven around me.”.
“Village” was written by Weller and his long-time producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert. The track features Paul’s old Style Council mucker Mick Talbot on keyboards.
Listen to ‘Village’ – BELOW:
Paul began working on the forthcoming new album On Sunset very soon after finishing 2018’s masterpiece “True Meanings”. “On Sunset” features ten classic yet modern Paul Weller songs including masterly pop classics, heart-tugging ballads and occasional touches of experimentalism. It’s an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s. The 10 tracks on the album are:
MIRROR BALL / BAPTISTE / OLD FATHER THYME / VILLAGE / MORE / ON SUNSET / EQUANIMITY / WALKIN’ / EARTH BEAT / ROCKETS.
Written and recorded at Black Barn Studios in Surrey, On Sunset was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul himself with help from Charles Rees. String arrangements by Hannah Peel.
Paul will be heading off on tour in the Autumn. Dates are:
SUN Oct-25 BELFAST ULSTER HALL
MON Oct-26 DUBLIN OLYMPIA
TUE Oct-27 DUBLIN OLYMPIA
THU Oct-29 PLYMOUTH PAVILION
FRI Oct-30 SOUTHAMPTON GUILDHALL
SAT Oct-31 BRIGHTON CENTRE
MON Nov-02 HULL BONUS ARENA
TUES Nov-03 YORK BARBICAN
THU Nov-05 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
FRI Nov-06 LEICESTER DE MONTFORT HALL
SAT Nov-07 BLACKBURN KING GEORGE’S HALL
MON Nov-09 CARLISLE SANDS CENTRE
TUES Nov-10 MANCHESTER APOLLO
THU Nov-12 DUNDEE CAIRD HALL
FRI Nov-13 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
SAT Nov-14 NEWCASTLE CITY HALL
MON Nov-16 EDINBURGH USHER HALL
TUES Nov-17 BRADFORD ST GEORGE’S HALL
THU Nov-19 LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY
FRI Nov-20 O2 KENTISH TOWN FORUM SAT Nov-21 O2 KENTISH TOWN FORUM