Paul Weller: ‘Music means more to me since I’ve been sober’

Paul Weller: ‘Music means more to me since I’ve been sober’

The Guardian

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On the eve of his 16th album, the master of English pop takes questions from musicians, politicians and readers on his punk past, quitting booze, and what lockdown does to mod haircuts

In the kitchen of a recording studio, down a long lane, off a village high street, stands the wiry, wired figure of Paul Weller, looking at his shoes. Oxblood fringe-and-buckle loafers. He is explaining the subtle differences between this pair, and another pair he owned a few years ago.

“This part here used to be a few millimetres deeper,” he says. “And the buckle was a tiny bit bigger.”

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