“Love is Everywhere (Beware)” is the first single off of Wilco’s forthcoming album Ode to Joy, which is due out October 4. I’ll let Jeff Tweedy tell you what the song he wrote is about since he obviously knows better than I.
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.
I will just tell you that I think it’s a lovely song. I adore the lilting guitar rhythm in it and the sort of ethereal feeling it creates. I for sure added the song to my chill summer playlist because the music is perfect for it. Any song that makes me imagine being in a field on a warm summer day (among other things) automatically goes on that playlist, and this song does.
There isn’t an actual video for the song yet. It’s just an animated graphic of the logo for their record label dBpm Records and I can’t deal with it because the movement of the metronome graphic does not match the tempo of the song and it’s driving me batty. So you know just listen to the song and don’t look at it.