Artists like Jeff Tweedy are set with one output when told to stay still-writing. At the front of the lock down it seems as if Tweedy was ready to let the writing start and flow like water from a faucet. Aside from a new book How To Write One Song coming in the middle of October, Tweedy has now revealed a new solo album Love Is The King coming soon after the book. The first two songs from the album are baked in country tones and should warm your heart and tickle your ears.
The lead track “Guess Again” has Tweedy reveling in a mix of singer songwriter haze and Americana vibes. With an easy going pace, he plays between careening notes strumming the acoustic and delivering an engaging tone. Like early Wilco in some ways, the song sticks in your head with its honest approach while offering up a buffet of twangy notes.
For “Love Is The King” he keeps the Americana sound while showing a more personal touch. Tweedy doesn’t have to dig as deep as it seems he is here, yet it’s refreshing to hear. Like a seasoned traveler, his voice sounds as if he’s singing from a distance. The snap of the snare swirls with the acoustic and the upright in a way that only amplifies his voice. In an honest approach, Tweedy pulls you in just to hear what’s next.
Both songs can be streamed above or through all streaming sites. Love Is The King is ready to preorder or presave in all digital spaces or from dBpm Records ahead of its October 23 release. How To Write One Song can be preordered from Dutton Books before its October 13 release. Jeff Tweedy will perform via livestream this Friday September 18, tickets can be purchased here.
Image Credits: Photo by Sammy Tweedy.