Paul Weller says his latest album "exudes" happiness
The 53-year-old rocker admits he really enjoyed making `Sonik Kicks` and he thinks the contentment he`s got in his private life helped him make a positive record.
Paul - who has two-month-old twin sons, Bowie and John-Paul with wife Hannah Andrews - said: "It`s from a certain platform of stability and being positive - and happiness. I think the music exudes that. It`s very up. I think the mood of the record is really colourful, it`s like modern psychedelic music - if there was any concept at all, it`s to take people on a kind of sonic journey. Not in any thematic lyrical way, but a purely musical colourful trip."
The former Jam frontman - who also has five other children from different relationships - says he hasn`t always been pleased with his albums and can`t bear to listen to some of them.
He admitted: "Some have been like pulling teeth, I can`t even listen to them - they were just such hard work, and I wasn`t in a good frame of mind. People say you make your best work when you`re in despair and all that, and at your lowest - but for me, I think happiness makes you positive, and I think that`s a good creative place to write from."