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Paul Weller to Release Brand New 12″ Three-Track Vinyl EP Mother Ethiopia on September 29

Following the recent release of his internationally acclaimed album A Kind RevolutionPaul Weller continues to push himself creatively and has recorded a brand new, thought-provoking track entitled “Mother Ethiopia,” which consists of three parts.

Click here to pre-order Mother Ethiopia.

“Mother Ethiopia” sees Weller exploring new musical avenues and this release takes a very different sonic direction from the sound of his latest album.

“Part 1” enlists the help of modern soul band, Stone Foundation – Weller has been a fan of theirs for some time, producing and appearing on their latest album Street Rituals, which was also released earlier this year.

Alongside the collaboration with Stone Foundation, there are two alternate versions of “Mother Ethiopia” – one with Bongo Bob, and the other a vocal version featuring London-based Ethiopian 3-piece Krar Collective with the lead vocals (in Amharic) by Krar’s Genet Assefa.

The track is available to download/stream now, with a limited edition 12″ vinyl available September 29.

Listen to Part 3 here and see below for track-listing and lyrics.

Mother Ethiopia track-listing:

1. Mother Ethiopia Part 1 (Paul Weller Vs. Stone Foundation)

2. Mother Ethiopia Part 2 (feat. Bongo Bob) 

3. Mother Ethiopia Part 3 (No Tribe No Colour) [feat. Krar Collective]

The English translation of the lyrics to Part 3 are as follows:

Mother Ethiopia Part 3 (No Tribe No Colour) [feat. Krar Collective]

Insensitive cruel people, you drove the world into chaos.
Suffering, lacking peace, divided by tribe and colour,
full of greed and ego, people loved themselves selfishly.
Where are we heading?
We are divided;
are we lower than animals,
have we arrived at this: chasing and fighting each other?

A world full of wickedness and immorality,
many have left their homes,
with no sign of return.
The past should be forgotten,
where chasing and bleeding
have become the order of the day.
We lift our hands to seek the intervention of the almighty.
Stop hatred and enmity once and for all,
let’s live in harmony and unity without tribe or colour.

As previously announced, a limited edition 7″ single of “Woo Sé Mama” from A Kind Revolutionwill be released on August 25. The single b-side is a cover of Eddie Floyd’s “I’ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do),” which was recorded live at Black Barn Studios during rehearsals for a recent radio session. Watch the video of a live version of “Woo Sé Mama,” which was shot at Paul’s recent sold out show at Watford Colosseum, here.

Don’t Miss Paul Weller on Tour in the U.S. this fall:

Oct 1                Huntington, NY             The Paramount

Oct 2                NYC                             Irving Plaza

Oct 3                NYC                             Irving Plaza

Oct 4                Philadelphia, PA            Theatre Of Living Arts

Oct 6                Boston, MA                   House Of Blues

Oct 7                Washington DC            Lincoln Theatre

Oct 8                Cleveland, OH               House Of Blues

Oct 10              Toronto, ON                  Danforth Music Hall

Oct 11              Detroit, MI                     St. Andrew’s Hall

Oct 12              Chicago, IL                    House Of Blues

Oct 13              Minneapolis, MN           Pantages Theatre

Oct 16              Vancouver, BC              Commodore Ballroom

Oct 17              Vancouver BC               Commodore Ballroom

Oct 18              Seattle, WA                   The Neptune Theatre

Oct 20              Sacramento, CA            Ace Of Spades

Oct 21              Berkeley, CA                 The UC Theatre

Oct 22              San Francisco, CA         The Fillmore

Oct 24              Anaheim, CA                House Of Blues

Oct 25              San Diego, CA              House Of Blues

Oct 27              Los Angeles CA                        The Wiltern Theatre

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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