Jeff Tweedy appeared on CBS This Morning to play two songs: “Bad Day Lately” and “Opaline”, both of which appear on his latest album “Love Is the King”, released yesterday. The performances were filmed at the Hideout in Chicago. Check out these below.
During an interview with CBS’s Anthony Mason, the Wilco frontman discussed his quarantine performance series with his family and again urged the music industry to do more to support black communities, citing the black origins of rock ‘n’ Roll and most Americans popular music. “Everyone in my job – I really believe – if they have had any connection to rock’n’roll or any connection to pop music in the last 100 years, you owe someone a debt that was primarily not paid to people of African American descent”, he said. “It’s still an uneven playing field and I don’t think a lot of people might want to believe it, but it is.”
Love Is the King was fully released yesterday. Tweedy previously released the singles “Guess Again,” “Love Is the King,” and “Gwendolyn,” the latter of which includes a video with cameos by Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, Elvis Costello and Courtney Barnett.
Read Pitchfork’s Family Matters feature, “A lot of people wish Jeff Tweedy were their dad – it’s a reality for Spencer Tweedy.”