Weller has a consuming passion for all kinds of music, and the new record is a kaleidoscope of his musical enthusiasms. relationship rehab series Famously Single, which is set to premiere in 2017. He may have mellowed over the years, but his passion for music remains undimmed. He was always fond of getting the cash up front as well. More than just the natural love of father and son , as Weller puts it, his father has always been his best friend.
Although whether I was always enjoying it is another matter. But it was getting to mad proportions towards the end - being the spokesman for a generation and all that sort of stuff, and only being 22. People think clothes are frivolous, he says, but they are not. There were his years with the Jam, Mod-revivalists who emerged from the convulsions of punk to become one of the most successful British bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s, with 18 consecutive top-40 singles. A decent pair of shoes; a fag on the burn… He pauses.
Weller describes the studio as his HQ , and it is something of a repository of his passions. The washed-out Levi s with red socks, ox-blood brogues, a Tonik jacket, a Fred Perry shirt - looking so mint. But it seemed such a cliche - lying back on a couch, tell me about your father.. It s that feeling, he says, that you re the only person in the world who feels a certain way, whether you re going through good times or bad times or whatever. .