Paul Weller is working on a film soundtrack in 2013.

The singer and guitarist - who has had a career spanning nearly 40 years with The Jam, The Style Council and as a solo artist - is branching out into new territory in the new year, and making his first foray into scoring a movie.

He said: "I've been working on a soundtrack thing, for a British film. I don't wanna say too much about it yet, 'cos its in the early stages, but I'm really excited about that, about doing a whole soundtrack."

Paul, 54, is also going to stay on more familiar territory, and will be getting into the studio with his friend, British singer Miles Kane, for his second album.

He added: "I'm gonna do a couple of bits on Miles Kane's album, his new stuff sounds great. And I want to do more gigs, just because I'm really into the whole live thing. I feel it's generally a good time at the moment and 2013 will be as well."