Paul Weller never stands still and he continues to change on
every album. His latest album, Sonik Kicks is a melting pot of influences.
Opening track, Green, sounds like nothing else he has done in the past. By The
Waters sees the modfather treat us to a tender ballad, with its violin strings
and acoustic guitar the stark instrumentation lends itself to Paul’s soulful
vocal. Lead single off the album, That Dangerous Age could even be a Blur track.
Study in Blue has a reggae influence mixed with eastern vibes. Closing track Be
Happy Children concludes the album with a sublime melody. Whilst most of his
peers look back and do not move forward, Paul continues to evolve and re-invent
himself. One of the best albums of the year to date.