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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Lines Up October Release For Solo LP 'Love Is The King', Shares Two New Songs

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Sammy Tweedy

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy has posted details of a new solo album.

'Love Is The King' is set to arrive via dBpm Records on October 23 and will feature the newly shared title track and Guess Again. The former begins as a traditional folk song before widening into a hazy, psychedelic finish, while the latter is a tad more breezy. 

The LP was recorded at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown in Chicago with his sons Spencer and Sammy. It marks Tweedy's fourth full-length in as many years, following 2017’s 'Together at Last', 2018's 'Warm' and 2019’s 'Warmer'. Wilco, meanwhile, put out their most recent record, 'Ode To Joy', in 2019. Tweedy 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."

Tweedy will perform a drive-in show with his band at the McHenry, Illinois outdoor theatre on September 18. The show will also be live streamed and available to watch on demand until September 25. He'll also release a new book, How To Write One Song, on October 13. 

'Love Is The King' tracklist:

1. Love Is The King
2. Opaline
3. A Robin Or A Wren
4. Gwendolyn
5. Bad Day Lately
6. Even I Can See
7. Natural Disaster
8. Save It For Me
9. Guess Again
10. Troubled
11. Half-Asleep

Jeff Tweedy Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 18 2020 - MCHENRY Illinois - McHenry Outdoor Theater (USA)

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