Showing no signs of slowing down or any diminishing of his creative excellence, Paul Weller has continued his prolific output with Fat Pop (Volume 1). It’s his second album in under a year and his fifth since 2015.
As ever, Weller remains a master of crafting sophisticated, dependable albums with the occasional flash of magic. This latest offering demonstrates his consistent social awareness – That Pleasure relates to the Black Lives Matter movement – whilst elsewhere, particularly with love songs Glad Times and Failed, he gets down and personal.
The album features Paul’s daughter Leah who co-wrote and sings on Shades of Blue, while Rock and Blues stalwart Andy Fairweather Low makes a welcome appearance on Testify.
Another winner from Weller, we are delighted to feature two songs every hour on his dedicated station.