What I really admire about Paul Weller is the fact that he isn’t scared to go and put new stuff into his music, for example adding instruments that bring different sounds, he’s not afraid of moving along with music and try new and innovative stuff, and I think this song just proves it. I really liked he’s previous album ‘Wake up the Nation’ because that was a bit different and interesting. When he announced his new album was coming out I was excited to see what else he could do to advance that bit further, and play it that bit more dangerous. Although he brings these new elements into his music, he still has that attitude in his music that he’s always since ‘The Jam’ and ‘The Style Council’
I really like the video to the song, looks pretty cool, very appealing to the eye I believe. The song itself, I think is quite daunting and scary in parts with Paul’s smoky voice singing over it. I would of loved to have a Weller guitar solo on this song, or a proper catchy riff I think either of those elements could have only made the song. Not Over struck by it at the moment…I think it’s a grower though so give it a couple of days, I’ll be all over it. Long live The Modfather.
Right, the plan was when I created this blog to immediately review Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds album immediately, this didn’t happen because I’m a lazy forgetful twat that can’t remember a lot of things. So, because it’s his next single and that I thought I would review this one. When I listened to the album, all the songs were really fucking strong, I couldn’t pick a weak one out of all of em’, I really couldn’t. But this song is probably one of my favourites, along with ‘I wanna live in a dream..’ (I fucking love that) and ‘AKA Broken Arrow’, not slating the other songs on there but those are personal favourites of mine.
I really like the start of this song, sort just a slow dread and it sort of scares you if you listen to it in the dark on your own. I also like the chorus (even though it’s a bastard to sing), The Cheif has a nack of just writing, brilliant songs with brilliantly catchy chorus’, which I think is one of the most important part the song and he nails it every time. Although the song is quite simple, simple chords, simple strumming pattern, it takes nothing away from the song. Also what did we expect from Noel, a really tricky piece with hundreds of chords? Na, he’s never been that sort of guitarist, he’s just effortlessly brilliant. Also it has a piano in it, which is pretty cool? yeah? yeah? yeah? yeahhhh….
A masterpiece from the cheif, fuckin’ brilliant no wonder he’s a Godlike Genius, for me he ain’t far off being God.