Enjoying a constant critical high and a never ending creative peak, Paul Weller continues to push the boundaries with his latest album Sonik Kicks. The album is the follow up to the Mercury Prize Award nominated Wake Up The Nation and is also Paul’s eleventh solo album. Once again, it’s his best yet.
For fans eager to hear a taste of what’s to come, check out ”Around the Lake,” the first song released from Sonik Kicks. The track is set to an excellent sequence from a short film called “24hrs, Pavey Ark” directed by Mike Moloney & John Hooper which Paul is massively into.
Sonik Kicks features fourteen brand new tracks: “Green,” “The Attic,” “Kling I Klang,” “Sleep of the Serene,” “By the Waters,” “That Dangerous Age,” “Study in Blue,” “Dragonfly,” “When Your Garden’s Overgrown,” “Around The Lake,” “Twilight,” “Drifters,” “Paperchase,” and “Be Happy Children.” Both Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon appear as special guests on the album.
With Sonik Kicks Paul Weller once again shakes up his palate and stirs his influences anew. He mixes pop art punch with soulful communication; jazzy explorations into psychedelia and dub with razor-sharp melodies and abstract soundscapes with clear- eyed forest-folk.