Paul Weller's bonkers album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 January 2015
Paul Weller

Paul Weller

Paul Weller is very proud of his forthcoming new album and its futuristic sound

Paul Weller thinks his new album is "bonkers".

The 'Changingman' hitmaker is delighted with forthcoming LP 'Saturn's Pattern' and its futuristic sound, admitting the tracks he has recorded are a "leap into the unknown" for him as they are so different to anything else he has done.

He said: "We've gone into the future. We've got this 21st century music and I think that it's going to be a bit of an inspiration to people.

"It's just bonkers in places but it's really melodic, there's great tunes on there.

"It's a little bit of a leap into the unknown really. I don't know where it will take me, I have no idea.

"I wouldn't say it's dance because I wouldn't do a dance record as such, but it's got a lot of movement to it. It's gone past my expectations in a way."

The 56-year-old rocker also hit out at other musicians of a similar age who are "stuck in a rut" and refuse to experiment with their sound.

He told NME magazine: "I don't understand people when they get to a certain age and they're just kind of happy with what they know.

"It does involve taking a few risks and a few chances and sometimes those risks aren't popular with people or fans or whatever, but that's a chance you take, as opposed to just making the same records year after year.

"I've probably got more in common with a lot of younger bands than my so-called contemporaries, who all just seem stuck in a rut and doing the same thing."

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album A Kind Revolution.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Fri 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 338 8000

York Barbican

Thu 23 Aug

prices vary / 0844 854 2757

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