Paul Weller's happy album
Paul Weller enjoyed making new album 'Sonik Kicks' and thinks his personal contentment is reflected in the positive nature of the record
This article is from 2012.
Paul Weller says his latest album "exudes" happiness.
The 53-year-old rocker admits he really enjoyed making 'Sonik Kicks' and he thinks the contentment he's got in his private life helped him make a positive record.
Paul - who has two-month-old twin sons, Bowie and John-Paul with wife Hannah Andrews - said: "It's from a certain platform of stability and being positive - and happiness. I think the music exudes that. It's very up. I think the mood of the record is really colourful, it's like modern psychedelic music - if there was any concept at all, it's to take people on a kind of sonic journey. Not in any thematic lyrical way, but a purely musical colourful trip."
The former Jam frontman - who also has five other children from different relationships - says he hasn't always been pleased with his albums and can't bear to listen to some of them.
He admitted: "Some have been like pulling teeth, I can't even listen to them - they were just such hard work, and I wasn't in a good frame of mind. People say you make your best work when you're in despair and all that, and at your lowest - but for me, I think happiness makes you positive, and I think that's a good creative place to write from."