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Wilco Announces 'Ode to Joy' Album, Unveils First Single 'Love Is Everywhere (Beware)': Listen

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Annabel Mehran

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It's been three years since the release of Wilco's Schmilco, but the group is back with a new album, Ode to Joy, out Oct. 4.

In conjunction with the announcement, the band unveiled the lead single, "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)." "Right now right now love is everywhere/Right now I’m frightened how /Love is here, Beware/Our love is everywhere," the lyrics chant over a soft, mid-tempo beat.

"There MUST be more love than hate. Right?! I’m not always positive we can be so sure," Jeff Tweedy said of the song in a statement. "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."

Ode to Joy is available for pre-order now in a variety of formats including compact disc, standard black vinyl, limited edition color custom vinyl,and a special deluxe LP book, designed by long-time Wilco collaborator Lawrence Azerrad. Wilco will also kick off a European and North American tour in support of the album. See tickets here. 

Listen to "Love Is Everywhere (Beware)" below.

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