Wilco have announced their eleventh studio album titled Ode to Joy will be out October 4 via their own dBpm Records. Check out the album's first single “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)”. In a press release, frontman Jeff Tweedy shared the following statement about the new song:
There MUST be more love than hate. Right?! I’m not always positive we can be so sure. In any case, I’m starting to feel like being confident in that equation isn’t always the best motivation for me to be my best self—it can kind of let me off the hook a little bit when I think I should be striving to contribute more love outside of my comfortable sphere of family and friends.
So... I guess the song is sort of a warning to myself that YES, Love IS EVERYWHERE, but also BEWARE! I can’t let that feeling absolve me of my duty to create more.
Ode to Joy will be first Wilco's first new album since 2016’s Schmilco. Jeff Tweedy will be performing solo at THING Festival at Fort Worden in Port Townsend on August 24-25.
Ode to Joy:
01 Bright Leaves
02 Before Us
03 One and a Half Stars
04 Quiet Amplifier
05 Everyone Hides
06 White Wooden Cross
08 We Were Lucky
09 Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
10 Hold Me Anyway
11 An Empty Corner
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