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

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Paul Weller

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."

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from throughout his 30-year career, including his latest album Saturn's Pattern.

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