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Wilco Announce New Album Ode to Joy, Share New Song

“Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” leads the record

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href=https://pitchfork.com/artists/4596-wilco/>Wilco</a> have announced their 11th studio album. It’s called <em><a
href=http://odetojoy.shop/ target=_blank rel=Ode to Joyand it arrives October 4 via their own dBpm Records. In addition to the album announcement, Jeff Tweedy and co. have shared a new song. Listen to lead single “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” below. Physical editions of Ode to Joy are available to pre-order at Rough Trade.

Tweedy said of a new song in a statement:

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.

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Ode to Joy marks the first Wilco album since 2016’s Schmilco. Tweedy’s first album of original solo songs, WARM, was released at the tail end of 2018. A follow-up companion album, WARMER, was released earlier this year.

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
07 Citizens
08 We Were Lucky
09 Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
10 Hold Me Anyway
11 An Empty Corner