Paul Weller

New Single 'Pick It Up'

Friday 18th December 2015

Paul Weller releases the last, but by no means the least, single from his unanimously critically acclaimed album Saturns Pattern.

The precision-tooled Memphis style soul funk of “Pick It Up” was released today (December 18th).

Talking about Pick It Up, Paul explains:
“I was trying to get a Meters vibe to it. Stan (the producer) had a drum loop and I put a funky guitar on it and that was all we had for a while. Eventually we pieced it all together. "Whatever shatters pick it up": pretty straight-forward message.”

The video for “Pick It Up” features actor Martin Freeman performing some rather surreal DIY in an orange jumpsuit and wielding a chainsaw. Ben Smallwood – an up and coming director – was interested in making a video and a cheeky phone call from Paul to Martin Freeman asking if he fancied being the star cemented the deal. Watch below:

Pick It Up will be released on 7” vinyl and as a 2-track Download / Stream, backed by a previously unreleased Dub Mix. A special 7” bundle via paulweller.com includes an exclusive bonus 7” including the previously unreleased track “On Days Like These” b/w “Praise If You Wanna” which was previously only available on Japanese formats of the Saturns Pattern album.

Photograph by Julian Broad


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