Paul Weller will always write love songs

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 April 2012
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller says he will always write songs about women because he considers himself a romantic and love plays an important part in his life

Paul Weller will always write songs about women because he considers himself a romantic.

The 'That Dangerous Age' rocker - who married backing singer Hannah Andrews last year, with the couple having twins Bowie and John Paul in January - says although he has released 11 solo albums, he is no plans to stop writing about love.

He said: "I'd consider myself a romantic so I've always written romantic songs, even in the halcyon days of The Jam, 100 miles an hour, it was like love songs.

"But it's like life, in the course of a day you'll think about 101 different subjects, writing music is the same thing. But if it's well written I don't think it matters really because people find their own meaning in it anyway."

Paul also says he has moved away from writing songs with a literal meaning and wants to incorporate more abstract concepts.

He added to NME magazine: "I'm just trying to find different ways of writing words, rather than to be too literal and just be more impressionistic, taking little snapshots of things - on the song 'Green', writing down advertising hoardings and little captions, adverts on the train journey and trying to collate them into some kind of order or sense."

Paul Weller

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