Wednesday July 15, 2020

Paul Weller: ‘I have written sentimental songs, but I’m not particularly nostalgic‘

Looking back is not something the veteran songwriter is interested in and, as he gets ready to release his latest album, he finds that new music continues to inspire and invigorate him

28th June, 2020
Paul Weller: ‘I’m an entirely different person now. If I wasn’t, I think I’d have something to worry about.’ Picture: Nicole Nodland

“I try to be in the present,” says Paul Weller. “As we’ve all seen in the past few months, there’s no point thinking about what you’re going to do in nine months because that could change in a moment.

“That’s something to be learned from all of this lockdown stuff – it might be better to take each day as it comes. Taste it, savour it....

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