‘Village’ is a dreamy and beautiful meditation sung from the decidedly un-rock’n’roll perspective of a man who is entirely happy with his state in life. “It’s a response to being told that we’ve all got to explore the Amazon and climb Everest to make our lives complete,” says Weller. “And there’s a guy who says, f_k all that, I’ve got heaven around me.”
‘Village’ was written by Weller and his long-time producer Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert. The track features Weller’s old Style Council associate Mick Talbot on keyboards.
Village will be released on 45rpm as well on May 22. The Radio Edit of Earth Beat is the B-Side.
*edit – These seemed to have sold out quick. Check your local shop on release day for stock.
The album release has been pushed back. The new release date is July 3, 2020.