Cat no. 0190295635947
Paul Weller releases his fourteenth solo album, the twenty sixth studio album of his entire career.ÊTrue MeaningsÊis a record unlike any he has ever made before. It is not Òa departureÓ, in the sense that soul bearing, melancholic songs have always been an important part of what he does: fromÊEnglish Rose, toÊBrand New Start, right up toÊThe Ballad Of Jimmy McCabeÊfrom last yearÕsÊJawboneÊsoundtrack. But never, ever before has he allowed himself an entire album to exhibit this side of his song-writing, or presented them quite like this.ÊTrue MeaningsÊis an album characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which PaulÕs better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words, is perfectly suited. It is both an album that a lot of his faithful audience have been wanting him to make for a long time, and an album that many new people outside of that audience will relate to.