Paul Weller will release a new studio album, Saturns Pattern, May 12 via Warner Bros./Parlophone.
The album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).
Weller and Kybert worked together on Sonik Kicks (2012), As Is Now (2005), Studio 150 (2004) and Illumination (2002).
Saturns Pattern features a nine-song cycle of futuristic sounds and styles. The album features Ben Gordelier (drums), Andy Crofts (keyboards, backing vocals) and Steve Cradock (guitar). Other guests include guitarists Josh McClorey of the Strypes and Steve Brookes, with whom Weller formed the short-lived original lineup of the Jam in 1972.
"It's a little bit of a leap into the unknown really," Weller says. "I don't know where it will take me ... It's got a lot of movement to it. I think it's going to be a bit of an inspiration to people." You can check out one of the tracks, "White Sky," below.
For more about Weller, visit paulweller.com.
Saturns Pattern Track Listing:
01. White Sky
02. Saturns Pattern
03. Going My Way
04. Long Time
05. Pick It Up
06. I'm Where I Should Be
08. In The Car...
09. These City Streets
Weller will tour the U.K. and Europe in March and April. He'll return for a tour of the East Coast and Midwest in June.
June 9 Washington D.C. 9.30 Club
June 10 Philadelphia, Union Transfer
June 12 New York, Terminal 5
June 13 Boston Paradise Rock Club
June 14 Clifton Park (Albany), NY Upstate Music Hall
June 15 Toronto, ONT. Can. Danforth Music Hall
June 17 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
June 18 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
June 19 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls Theatre
June 20 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg