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Listen: Jeff and Spencer Tweedy’s new song “Low Key”

on July 31, 2014, 11:43am

Photo by Ben Kaye

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has teamed up with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer to form Tweedy. Together, the father-son duo will release their debut LP, Sukirae, via Wilco’s dBpm Records. While most of what we’ve heard so far has channeled a hushed brand of folk rock — “Summer Noon”, “Wait For Love”, and “Fake Fur Coat” — the group’s latest packs a bit of a kick. The jaunty track’s called “Low Key” (ironic, I know) and, according to Jeff, describes him to a T.

“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,” he told Rolling Stone. “I’m pretty sure this one was meant for me.”

Over crisp riffs and a dusty, spirited beat, he croons about keeping calm no matter the situation, with lines like “If I get excited, nobody knows” and “When it looks like I don’t care, I’m just playing it cool.” Sounds like the kind of guy you’d love to kick it with, am I right? Listen in below.

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