Exclusive Stream: Paul Weller's New Single, 'Around the Lake'

Noel Gallagher, Graham Coxon to guest on 'Modfather''s new album

November 22, 2011 11:45 AM ET
paul weller
Paul Weller, 'Sonik Kicks'
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records

Click to listen to Paul Weller's 'Around the Lake'

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Jam's landmark debut, In the City, and the Mod punk Paul Weller shows no sign of slowing. "Around the Lake" is the lead single from Weller's forthcoming solo album, Sonik Kicks, his 11th in 20 years since retiring his other former band, the Style Council. Weller's most recent album, Wake Up the Nation, was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Sonik Kicks, which will be released in the U.S. by Yep Roc Records on March 27th, will feature guest appearances by Noel Gallagher and Blur's Graham Coxon. Weller will perform the album in its entirety in two mid-March dates in London and is making plans to tour the U.S. in the new year. "Around the Lake" is available this week, and Rolling Stone has an exclusive first listen. 

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

More Song Stories entries »