Paul Weller aims to Wake Up The Nation
Paul Weller releases his tenth studio solo album "Wake Up The Nation" on April 12th on Island Records. After an unparalleled career, characterised by constant musical experimentation, we should be used to Paul Weller's relentless desire to chop and change his musical pack. But after the triumphant, Brit-bagging success of 22 Dreams (his third solo number one) Wake Up The Nation album sees rock's most iconic songwriter come up trumps once more.
Lean, mean and as uncompromisingly focused as it's maker, Wake Up The Nation also brings Paul Weller full circle: twenty-eight years on from The Jam's split, two tracks feature the former bassist Bruce Foxton. The album also sees contributions from My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, The Move's Bev Bevan and legendary session drummer Clem Cattini. Passion, progression, and, as ever, spine-tingling rock'n'roll -Paul Weller has, yet again delivered the perfect soundtrack as we embark on a new decade.
Wake Up The Nation's 16 tracks are:
WAKE UP THE NATION
NO TEARS TO CRY
FAST CAR / SLOW TRAFFIC
FIND THE TORCH, BURN THE PLANS
GRASP AND STILL CONNECT
7&3 IS THE STRIKERS NAME
UP THE DOSAGE
PIECES OF A DREAM
TWO FAT LADIES
A double A side single featuring 'Wake Up The Nation' and 'No Tears To Cry' will be released on April 5th. New tour and festival dates will be announced soon. In the interim, Paul plays 5 sold out nights at the Royal Albert Hall from 24 - 28th May.