Villagers' frontman Conor O'Brien is among the collaborators on Paul Weller's new album True Meanings, which is due for release in September.

The Modfather and former leader of The Jam and Style Council has co-written a song with O'Brien, who, himself, is also due to release a new album with Villagers in September entitled The Art of Pretending to Swim.

60-year-old Weller revealed details of his new album - the 26th of his over forty year career - on Wednesday along with a lyric video for new song, Movin' On.  

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Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment about True Meanings, the follow-up to 2017's A Kind Revolution, last February during his three-night stand at Dublin's Olympia Theatre, Weller said, "It's got an acoustic guitar on it but if that makes it a folk album, I really don't know. It's just about songs, voice and guitar essentially, and there are some tracks that have been orchestrated, strings and brass.

Conor O'Brien of Villagers 

"But yeah, there has been a folk thing in my music. Especially the early Nineties stuff. I've done songs on albums previously that are like this new record but I've never done a whole record like this. I wouldn't like to say it's folk. I've no idea what it is."

True Meanings is released on Parlophone Records on September 14

According to a press release, True Meanings is an album "characterised by grandiose-yet-delicate, lush orchestration: an aesthetic to which Paul’s better-than-ever voice, singing some of his most nakedly honest words, is perfectly suited.

"A dreamy, peaceful, pastoral set of songs to get lost in, it is both an album that a lot of his faithful audience have been wanting him to make for a long time, and an album that many new people outside of that audience will relate to."

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