By all accounts, Jeff Tweedy has had a busy year. Alongside his wonderful new album Love Is The King he also has a best selling book How To Write One Song. With touring off of the table for now, Tweedy was a guest the other night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and his performance of “Gwendolyn” was magical to say the least.
The song has a nice ring to it here. Played from the Wilco practice space, Tweedy sounds refreshed and ready for performances to resume. The energy of the performance is easy going as the song is, yet it also has a different timbre where the instruments help show the song’s power. Away from the album version, here the song breathes and has an organic touch with life breathing throughout.
The performance can be viewed above. Love Is The King is available to preorder physically from the Wilco web store. It can be streamed or purchased in all digital service providers. How To Write One Song can be purchased from Penguin/Random House.
Image Credits: Photo by Whitten Sabbatini.