Friday, June 26, 2020

Song of the Day: 'Village' by Paul Weller

Though he’s delayed its release, Paul Weller has now offered fans a second taste of his 15th solo album, "On Sunset," in the form of the gentle ballad “Village,” which you can hear below. "On Sunset," the follow-up to 2018’s stripped-down release, "True Meanings," was first due out June 12, then got bumped to July 3.

Weller describes the song as coming from the perspective of someone who’s 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,” Weller says in a press release announcing the track. “And there’s a guy who says, fuck all that, I’ve got heaven around me.” (Via Slicing Up Eyeballs)

I'm a lifelong fan but still have never found anything he's done solo to be as compelling as his work with the Jam and Style Council.

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