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.
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