Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy releases fourth solo LP, Love is the King
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has stayed busy this year. Since March 13th, him and his family have streamed acoustic live performances several times a week, aptly called The Tweedy Show. Additionally, he’s found time to write a book (released a little over a week ago), called How To Write One Song, and record an entire solo LP, titled Love is the King, out today. Love is the King is Tweedy’s fourth solo album, following up last year’s Warmer; Wilco’s most recent album, Ode To Joy, was also released in 2019.
Love is the King was primarily recorded in April by Tweedy and his sons, Spencer and Sammy. The three Tweedy’s set out to “[write] and [record] a song a day until they held an album in their hands.” The intimate, familial process of writing and recording the album certainly bleeds into its sound; Love is the King is a collection of folksy, heartfelt tracks in the same vein as the majority of Wilco’s and Tweedy’s solo releases. Some of the tracks, like “Opaline” and “Troubled” carry a softer, alt-country influence, while others, like “Love is the King” and “Half-Asleep” explode with searing guitar riffs.
Listen to Jeff Tweedy’s Love is the King below, via Bandcamp, and grab a download here.