By: Staff –
Jeff Tweedy is back with a new video for his track “Gwendolyn”, which will be featured on his new album, Love Is The King, out October 23rd via dBpm Records, with the physical release following on January 15th.
“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 byJamie 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 October 13th via Penguin Random House’s Dutton. He’ll be doing a book tour the week of release with special guests Norah Jones and Nick Offerman. Details are below. Those who purchase tickets via Noonchorus will receive a copy of How To Write One Song. Earlier today, Rolling Stone presented a first glimpse into the book with an excerpt that delves into the origins of “Gwendolyn” and beyond. Read the excerpt here.
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