Forty years after debuting as the stereotypical “Angry Young Man” on vocals and guitar on In the City, the first album from The Jam, Paul Weller is back with his 13th solo full-length record.
A Kind Revolution is a long distance from the late 70’s punk and mod of The Jam. Weller’s nearing 60 and, at a time when other veteran musicians would be forgiven for concentrating of their legacies, Weller is breaking new ground. “I can’t seem to let it go. There’s too much to do,” he sings on the David Bowie-esque track Nova. While referencing his evolving musical style, Weller is also talking about his ideology. Released during a time of uncertainty, A Kind Revolution is explicitly political. Weller still seems angry, but today he’s calling for hope and patience to change the world.
A Kind Revolution and a quarter million more albums are available to stream or download at hoopladigital.com. Login with your Eisenhower Library card and get started listening right away.
Prefer a CD? Place a hold in the library catalog.