While we think that Ode To Joy from Wilco is the band’s strongest effort in a while, they’ve certainly been busy around its release. While it’s out in the world now, and they’ve been out touring behind it, they dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to show it off. With their performance of “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” they give fans just a trickle of what the live show will be all about.
With the larger scale group somehow finding enough space on the talk show performance space, the song sounds eerily close to how it does on the album. Jeff Tweedy on an acoustic and Nels Cline on a Jaguar, the soft strum and twangy electric compliment one another perfectly. In fact, the band sounds as close to perfect as you’d expect while bringing the song to life.
The video can be viewed on YouTube or above. Ode To Joy is available directly from Wilco on multiple formats and bundles. It can also be purchased in all digital outlets or streamed on all platforms. Wilco is on tour tonight at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA until June 19, 2020 at Black Deer Festival in Kent, UK. The band’s tour schedule is easily located here.
Image Credits: Photo by Lloyd Bishop/NBC.