NEWS: Paul Weller new album 66 arrives May 24th

NEWS: Paul Weller new album 66 arrives May 24th


New album “66”

Front cover artwork by Sir Peter Blake

Released May 24th on Polydor Records

In the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary music, few artists possess the enduring influence and innovative spirit of Paul Weller. A recording career that began in 1977 now takes in the release of his 17th solo album and his 28th in total.

Weller has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to pushing artistic boundaries while staying true to his roots. “66” promises to be no exception, offering a captivating journey through his continuing musical evolution.

As the title and artwork by Sir Peter Blake (his first for Weller since 1995’s Stanley Road) indicates, Paul Weller’s new album marks the completion of his 66th journey around the sun and is released on May 24th – the day before his 66th birthday.

“66” is quite a reflective and inward thinking album that pulls back the camera lens and shines a light on the way Weller’s creativity interacts with his wider world.

Continually finding new ways to alchemise the miracle of living and the meaning of it all, he draws on fragments of real life, ruminations on spirituality and even childhood memories. There are songs touching on faith, changing circumstances and the fractured realities of life in this turbulent age . But ”66” is positive at heart, bursting with the wisdom and perspective accrued by the business of someone who has really lived and loved

The 12 songs on “66” were worked up in Weller’s Black Barn studio over the course of three years with a host of guest musicians.  In the recent past, Paul has been an enthusiastic collaborator, but “66” feels like the most fully-realised celebration of that process. Here, there are lyrical contributions from an esteemed roll-call including Suggs, Noel Gallagher and Bobby Gillespie (“Ship Of Fools”, “Jumble Queen” and “Soul Wondering” respectively). “66” also sees the co-writing return of Erland Cooper and duo White Label, and string arrangements from Hannah Peel. Additionally, there are two collaborations with French producer and recording artist Christophe Vaillant (Le Superhomard, while acclaimed Brooklyn trio Say She She add vocals to “In Full Flight”. Peppered throughout the album are turns from an array of old friends including Dr Robert, Richard Hawley, Steve Brooks and Max Beesley.

As a taster, the first track to be released from “66” is the chunky percussive groove of “Soul Wondering” which will be available on all digital platforms today (February 23rd). Listen here: Paul Weller – Soul Wandering (

April 5th will see the first single proper to emerge from the record. “Rise Up Singing” is a perfect microcosm of what awaits new and old fans alike: a sustained sunburst of soul and spirituality.

“66” is set to be a landmark addition to Paul Weller’s illustrious discography, further solidifying his status as one of the defining artists of his or any other generation.

The album will be available on all major streaming platforms, CD, and vinyl. Pre-order here:


“66” Track-listing:

Ship of Fools

Flying Fish

Jumble Queen


My Best Friend’s Coat

Rise Up Singing

I Woke Up

A Glimpse of You

Sleepy Hollow

In Full Flight

Soul Wandering

Burn Out


Produced by Paul Weller

Except: My Best Friend’s Coat / A Glimpse of You – produced by Christophe Vaillant

In Full Flight – produced by Weller / White Label

Burn Out – produced by Weller / Charles Rees


Paul and his band will be touring the UK with following shows – now all sold out. Supports TBA

April 2024

02 – LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire (

04 – POOLE Lighthouse

05 – BRISTOL Beacon

06 – NEWPORT ICC Wales

08 – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

09 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

11 – SHEFFIELD City Hall

12 – STOKE Victoria Hall

13 – STOCKTON Globe Theatre

15 – DUNFERMLINE Alhambra

16 – BLACKBURN King George’s Hall

17 – YORK Barbican

19 – LINCOLN Engine Shed

20 – AYLESBURY Waterside

21 – CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul