The video for the first single from Paul Weller’s forthcoming new album Sonik Kicks debuted this morning on VEVO.
It is a song that details the agonies of the frustrated middle-aged wage slave, “That Dangerous Age” is set to be yet another Weller classic.
Speaking about the track, Paul said: “There was an inference that I was going through a mid-life crises. Which I found really amusing: the cliched notion of it. And that was the impetus for (the song) even though it isn’t really about that. “It’s a bit tongue in cheek, too. I guess it’s also about how society views people of a certain age. For me, does it really matter what age you are? It’s what’s up there in your soul that matters.”
Click the player below to watch the video now.
Paul Weller returns this spring for his only scheduled appearances in North America this year. Weller and his band will perform at a two-night stand at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square, New York on May 18th & 19th. Order tickets now via Ticketmaster.
His New York shows will be in support of Sonik Kicks, which is scheduled for release on March 27th. The album is the follow up to the Mercury Prize Award nominated Wake Up The Nation [Available now on LP for the first time in the US] and is also Paul’s eleventh solo album.
Sonik Kicks is available now for pre-order at the Yep Roc Stores. Click HERE for more information on the deluxe edition, 180 gram vinyl LP and an exclusive Sonik Kicks t-shirt.
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.
2012 marks two important anniversaries for Paul Weller. In 1977 (35 years ago) The Jam burst on to the music scene with their debut album In The City, which without question was one of the most important punk albums to ever be released. Since then Weller consistently changed and evolved his sound through his work with The Style Council and as a solo artist. It was also 20 years ago in 1992 when Weller released his self-titled first ever solo 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.
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