The Modfather Paul Weller has gone back to his Northern Soul
roots in some style on the forthcoming single, 'Are You Trying To Be
Lonely?', recorded with artist Andy Lewis and released on the Acid Jazz
label. Lewis, considered an arbiter of the nu-soul sound popularised by
contemporaries such as Amy Winehouse and Candie Payne, made his name in the
90's as the original DJ at the legendary Blow Up club in Wardour Street.
The collaboration for the single came together after Weller, an admirer of
Andy Lewis' work, was handed some demos by Lewis at a gig. Weller was so
impressed by the material that just two weeks later they were in the studio
recording together. 'Are You Trying To Be Lonely?' is taken from Andy
Lewis' new album, 'You Should Be Hearing Something Now', due for release in
Autumn 2007 on Acid Jazz.
()...'Are you trying to be lonely?' hat der ehemalige Jam- und Style-Council Leader Paul Weller zusammen mit Andy Lewis geschrieben - eine Upbeat-Mod-Hymne, wie sie im Buche steht...() (rt) (Jazzthing Nov'07-Jan'08, rt)