Coming a week before the release of Paul Weller's eagerly anticipated new album is the first single to be taken from this latest long-playing masterpiece. The album's title track "Saturns Pattern" is released as a standalone 2-track download today, March 26th. Click here to order. On May 12th, this will be available as Limited Edition 2-track 7" vinyl single. The B-side is "Sun Goes" which does not appear on the new album.
A series of Limited Edition 7" vinyl singles bundles will be released from the "Saturns Pattern" album throughout 2015. Each package will include a black vinyl 7" single, a digital download of both the A & B side tracks, an exclusive 7"x7" art print and an extra element which will change with each release. For the first single, "Saturns Pattern," (May 12th) the additional element will be a print of Paul's hand-written lyrics to the track. One lucky recipient will receive Paul's original hand-written lyrics. In addition, there is also a special Limited Edition Collectors Box which will house each of the single in the series. The Collectors Box is a deluxe 7" box with gloss laminate finish. Click here for further details. Click here to order the 7" vinyl single. Click here to order the Special Collectors Box.
The single "Saturns Pattern" is written by Paul with the music co-written by regular sound-desk collaborator Jan 'Stan' Kybert. Contributing to this bright and breezy mod-sermon that slips off into a mighty reprise are Paul's touring band compadres Ben Gordelier and Andy Crofts (also from UK band The Moons) on drums and keyboards respectively, with Weller band drummer Steve Pilgrim popping up on ear-catching backing vocals.
"Apparently it's some kind of wind on the north side of Saturn which created a hexagonal shape" says Paul when asked about the title's meaning. Ergo, the sleeve of the album illustrates this.
The album "Saturns Pattern" is released on May 19th on Warner Bros. Records. "Saturns Pattern" is an album that will make the summer days seem even longer, but will also heat up the coldest winter's night. It's an album aglow with warmth and passion. It's an album of deep English soul and heart, one that makes you want to fling open the doors and commune with your fellow man and neighbour. It'll make you feel like dancing when you're lying down and make you ponder deeply even when you're grooving to it, lost in melody and rhythm. It's deep. It's heavy. It's soulful. It's got some very catchy tunes.
The album Saturns Pattern is currently available for pre-order in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats will be available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks. iTunes versions are exclusively mastered. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of the track "White Sky."
Tickets for Weller's summer U.S. tour are on sale now.
June 9 9:30 Club Washington, DC
June 10 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
June 12 Terminal 5 New York, NY
June 13 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
June 14 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY
June 15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
June 17 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
June 18 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
June 19 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
June 20 Music Hall Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY