As part of our takeover, Weller explains the adventure behind Saturn's Pattern
Andrew Trendell

14:36 11th May 2015

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"In all my years of playing, which have been many, I don't remember such a reaction to new stuff and stuff people have never heard before," Paul Weller tells Gigwise of his fans' response to playing new material from Saturn's Pattern live.

They lapped it up, and with good reason - it has all the trademarks of his greatness, but with an evolved sound. The energy, sheer class and opulence of the songwriting could only ever be Weller.

As part of his Gigwise takeover, Weller sat down to tell us what went into the making of the record. 

Watch our video interview with Paul Weller above 

"You could make the same record year after year, but that would bore the shit out of me really, so I'm always looking to see where else I can go with the music and where I can take it," he admits. "I try and remain as open-minded as possible in my old age. I just felt we found a new sound and went somewhere I hadn't been before. We just kind of built upon that."

He continues: "No one particular thing influenced this record, I'm more inspired by the greatness in what I'm listening to, and to try and tap into that greatness. If a piece of music moves me, that's what inspires me - everything and nothing."

Watch above as The Jam turned solo icon opens up about reaching his fans in smaller towns, the love on the album and what he's trying to say with his lyrics. 

Watch our video interview with Paul Weller above

Saturn's Pattern by Paul Weller is released on 18 May. 

See the rest of our Paul Weller takeover below

TRACK BY TRACK: Weller gives an in-depth guide behind each song on Saturn's Pattern - watch

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