Paul Weller has been making music for more then 25 years as a solo artist and as the former leader of seminal British bands The Jam and The Style Council. His influences by The Who and mod fashion were evident while he helmed The Jam, laying the foundation for the British punk scene in the late 70s. In the 80s, The Style Council, an existentialist soul experience, achieved great success before breaking ground with a house record found exclusively in a 1998 box set. His best-known songs stateside are Town Called Malice (The Jam) and My Ever Changing Moods (The Style Council)
Weller was on top of his game with Stanley Road (1995), which entered the charts in the U.K. at number one and sold over a million copies. Then in 2000, he claimed that Heliocentric would be his final studio album.
Lucky for fans, Paul is back with heart stoppingly sincere, mature ground breaking introspection. His 6th release, Illumination, is now out in the U.S. on Yep Roc Records as of this January. It has topped the U.K. album charts and has recently been supported by a U.S. tour. Listen in and enjoy his first visit on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Written by Harold Cane