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Paul Weller still has 'so much to say and do'

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Paul Weller still has 'so much to say and do'

Paul Weller still has "so much to say and do".

The 'You Do Something to Me' singer has insisted he has no plans to retire any time soon as he feels like he wants to carry on making music until he dies.

When asked what keeps him pressing forward, he told Shortlist magazine: "In my mind that's what writers and artists should be doing: just keep on doing it. The thing is, listening through that last greatest hits collection when I was putting it together, I liked the recent stuff most. And there's also now an element for me - without in any way being morbid - of 'I've got to do as much as I can in the time I've got left.' Which will hopefully be plentiful, but who knows? Regardless of that body of work I've got - 40 years or whatever it is - I still feel like I've got so much to say and do in the next ... well, however long I can do it."

The 56-year-old rocker - who will release his new album 'Saturns Pattern' on 18 May ahead of his north American tour next month - is also set to play an Amazon secret show at new music festival The Great Escape on 16 May, which is a performance he admitted he is excited for due to its intimate nature.

Speaking ahead of the gig - which will be filmed and made exclusively available to Amazon Prime members on Prime Instant Video - Paul added: "I like the fact that The Great Escape showcases new and fresh music across all venues in Brighton as a festival.

"It's always good to perform in smaller venues and I'm looking forward to playing some new tracks."