On Sunset features ten classic yet modern Paul Weller songs. On Sunset is a soul album. At the same time it’s also an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with masterly pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. It’s also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.
Weller started work on On Sunset soon after finishing 2018’s masterpiece 'True Meanings.' Opening track Mirror Ball was from the True Meanings sessions and originally slated as a b-side. Thankfully it was rescued for On Sunset as it’s shimmering opener. As ever, Weller retains a rigorous forward-looking focus when it comes to seeking out the best contemporary sounds and music. But lyrically, Weller – back on his old home, Polydor Records for the first time since the Style Council days – is also starting to look back on the past with the insight of age especially on songs like Old Father Thyme.
1. Mirror Ball
3. Old Father Tyme
6. On Sunset
9. Earth Beat
Catalogue Number - Black 2XLP - 0859857