Paul Weller told Uncut about the various steps he took to complete this gentle ode to contentment. "Before we quit one night I put down this bass riff and I left it at that. Stan [Jan Kybert, producer] put a beat behind it a few weeks later and we both realized then that it could go somewhere," he recalled.
Weller added: "We built on that, adding some chords and some different instruments and finding different little sections for it. We used Pro Tools as well. The whole editing on that is f--king brilliant. Some of the possibilities, you couldn't do it with tape, it would take years to do. But I think we used that to capacity, in a good way. So we just tried different sections then inserted them into the song, just built the arrangement up and then put a melody on it and the lyrics."
Weller told The Sun that this song is exactly what it says on the tin. He said: "The last few years have been great for me. At risk of being boring, stopping boozing gave me clarity of mind and added to my appreciation of what's around me."
"I just became more present again," Weller added. "It's taken me a f--king long time to understand who I am... though I guess that's partly through getting older."
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