Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jeff Tweedy - "Love Is The King"

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced Love Is The King, his third solo record in as many years, due in October.

Following his previous albums WARM and WARMER, Tweedy is back with another collection of solo tracks that he wrote and recorded during the pandemic. Today, he's shared "Guess Again" as well as the title track. "Love Is The King" is the more experimental of the two, moving away from the upbeat vibes of "Guess Again" and more into unknown territory with less of a defined sound. Percussion doesn't weigh down this track as Tweedy navigates the song through rough edges and a gnarled guitar solo giving it some nice texture. There's a bit of mystery in the veins of it, a bit of the unknown and lack of a clear direction, still Tweedy sounds focused and at the ready. In a statement on the album, he said:

"At the beginning of the lockdown I started writing country songs to console myself. Folk and country type forms being the shapes that come most easily to me in a comforting way. 'Guess Again' is a good example of the success I was having at pushing the world away, counting my blessings—taking stock in my good fortune to have love in my life. A few weeks later things began to sound like 'Love Is the King'—a little more frayed around the edges with a lot more fear creeping in. Still hopeful but definitely discovering the limits of my own ability to self soothe."

Love Is The King is out October 23 via dBpm.

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