"Don't be scared of the new, don't get bogged down in one era, or the clichés of "Oh it's not as good as..." Or you"ll miss out on what is NOW,"
Weller continued in the sleeve notes
to his late career collection.
And the now sees the release of On Sunset
, Weller's new album
, which he has described as "pretty soulful with some cosmic edges… very up and joyful. It's a positive, summery-sounding record.'
For the album Weller has returned to Polydor, a label he left after the release of The Style Council's 1988 album, Confessions Of A Pop Group.
Speaking to Music Week
an enthusiastic Weller said: "Polydor are really happening at the moment. They've got a great young team and some of my favourite new artists are on it too, with Sam Fender, Celeste and Michael Kiwanuka.
"I really like their energy and enthusiasm. It's all those qualities I look for in a record company. It seems very fitting to be back on my old label after all these years."
Paul Weller plays The Brighton Centre on Saturday 31st October 2020. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 28th February 2020 at 10am priced from £45. CLICK HERE to purchase. The new album 'On Sunset' is released on Friday 12th June 2020. CLICK HERE to pre-order.