Watch Paul Weller’s Tiny Desk Concert
Over the past couple of years, the legendary Paul Weller has made more stops in the U.S. than he has for quite some time. Recently making the rounds stateside in support of his killer new album, Saturns Pattern, Weller stopped by NPR to perform as part of their always amazing -- and always intimate -- Tiny Desk Concert series. Check it out above.
Weller and band unplug and deliver a lovely four-song set featuring three tracks from the new LP -- "Dusk Til Dawn," "I'm Where I Should Be" and "Going My Way. He also gets around to one older gem, "Out Of The Sinking," from his classic 1995 LP, Stanley Road.
Weller and band are right at home in the intimate session; his fanbase in the states remains small, but incredibly loyal. He has long come to terms with never breaking big in America.
“If it was going to happen, it would have happened a long time ago," he recently told The Guardian. “You’ve got to spend months or years on a road trip and I was never willing to do that. Even when I was 18, 19 and first came to America, I loved the people, but I was not interested in spending six months on the road in a bus going around America. It’s just not really me. I like my home. But if you’re going to make it that’s what you need to do.”
Though, that's not to say the thought of winning over the U.S. wouldn't still bring a smile to his face: “Obviously, if my record went to No. 1 in America, that would be great, but it’s not going to happen ... It’s nice to have your music appreciated everywhere ...”