WARM is actually Tweedy’s second solo effort following 2017’s Together At Last, which saw him revisiting Wilco, Loose Fur, and Golden Smog songs on his own. He also released Sukierae in 2014 with his son, Spencer, under the Tweedy moniker. However, it marks his first full-length of original material released under his own name.
The LP was recorded at Wilco’s Chicago Loft studio. Joining Tweedy for the sessions were Spencer, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and Tom Schick.
“I think that the lyrics on WARM definitely have some debt to be paid to the process of me trying to figure out how to write prose clearly. There’s a lot of revision. The stories I was telling in the book were coming through the way I wanted them to come through, in a sort of unadorned and clear way, like I was sitting down and talking to someone. I think I took a couple more approaches [lyrically] — revisions or whatever you want to call them, because I was really making an effort to be clear.”
01. Bombs Above
02. Some Birds
03. Don’t Forget
04. How Hard It Is For a Desert to Die
05. Let’s Go Rain
06. From Far Away
07. I Know What It’s Like
08. Having Been Is No Way to Be
09. The Red Brick
10. Warm (When the Sun Has Died)
11. How Will I Find You