Jeff Tweedy will release his new album, Love Is The King, on 23rd October via dBpm Records, with the physical release following on 15th January.
Today, Tweedy gives another taste of the record with new single/video “Gwendolyn,” which follows the title track and “Guess Again, “two songs [that] paint a picture of a love that’s survived addictions, outlasted challenges, and come out stronger” (Pitchfork).
“Gwendolyn”’s lyrics are honeyed and filled with slant rhymes: “She holds my hand between her knees // It’s like a dream, I never know what it means // I only know I’m feeling alone // That’s right when I start missing home.” The song’s video, conceptualized by Tweedy and directed by Jamie Fleischel from Picture Show, features “appearances” by Jon Hamm, Elvis Costello, Tavi Gevinson, Seth Meyers, Nnamdi, Abbi Jacobson, Alex Winter, Norah Jones, Jeff Garlin, and more.
Love Is The King was recorded at The Loft in Chicago in April 2020 with sons Spencer and Sammy Tweedy. The initial impetus was to self-soothe as a family and shield in the comfort of creativity. However, on Love Is The King, Tweedy has balanced the books and penned a beautifully honest ode to love and hope. He has documented a time in history through the personal lens of shared human experience.
As previously announced, Tweedy’s second book, How To Write One Song, is coming out 13th October via Faber Social. He’ll be doing a book tour the week of release with special guests Norah Jones and Nick Offerman. Details are below.
How To Write One Song Virtual Book Tour:
Tue. Oct. 13 – Community Bookstore with Murrmrr – Special Guest Norah Jones
Wed. Oct. 14 – Seminary Co-Op Bookstore with The Hideout – Special Guest Nick Offerman