Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has shared “Love Is the King” and “Guess Again” from his forthcoming solo album, Love Is the King, which is set for release on October 23rd.
Tweedy started creating the album at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, when he started “writing country songs to console myself,” Tweedy explains. “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,” Tweedy continues. “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.”
Listen to “Guess Again” and “Love Is the King” below.