Paul Weller has released his new song ‘Village’: the second new track to be debuted from his hotly anticipated new album On Sunset, which is set for release on 19 June through Polydor Records. You can check it out below.
‘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, f_k all that, I’ve got heaven around me.”
‘Village’ was written by Weller and his long-time producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert. The track features Weller’s old Style Council associate Mick Talbot on keyboards.
Weller began working on the forthcoming new album On Sunset very soon after finishing 2018’s well-received 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.
Written and recorded at Black Barn Studios in Surrey, On Sunset was produced by Jan “Stan” Kybert and Paul Weller with help from Charles Rees. String arrangements are by Hannah Peel.
As well as digitally, the album is released on CD , Deluxe CD (includes extra tracks), double gatefold vinyl, coloured vinyl and cassette.
Paul Weller plays the following UK and Irish dates in 2020:
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
Thurs Nov-19 London Brixton Academy.
On Sunset is out on 19 June and can be pre-ordered here.