The forthcoming Tweedy LP Sukierae might be Jeff Tweedy’s first solo album, but the Wilco and Uncle Tupelo singer, songwriter and guitarist didn’t make it alone. Not only did he get backing vocals from Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig and keys from R.E.M.’s Scott McCaughey, he recruited his own 18-year-old son Spencer to play drums. “You think your opinion is always affected by parental pride,” the elder Tweedy said in a story in the current issue of Rolling Stone, “but I realized he’s a fucking drumming savant.”
Hear both in action – Spencer provides a rolling beat while Jeff offers suitably laidback, somewhat autobiographical lyrics – on “Low Key,” which we’re premiering here. “Sometimes you hear songwriters say they wish they’d written someone else’s song, implying that songs are out there and it’s just a matter of who gets there first,” Jeff tells Rolling Stone. “I’m pretty sure this one was meant for me.”
Sukiere will be released September 23rd on the singer’s own dBpm Records. It can be pre-ordered here.