Jeff Tweedy is keen to avoid their niche
With the aim to avoid playing it safe, Wilco co-founder and frontman Jeff Tweedy admits the band may venture into alternate territory as they plan another record, stretching their already experimental rock to a whole new level.
Tweedy told us in a recent interview that criticisms of the band's comfort in their genre have actually hit home and he is keen to rectify that.
“I have a kinda sneaky suspicion that the next record is gonna be a little more fucked up than the last few – that's an itch we haven't scratched in a while.”
But just what does Tweedy mean by 'fucked up'?
“You know, I don't really know,” he smiles, and trails off, then thinks aloud. “Not necessarily noisy, maybe just some less conventional song shapes, and in the sonics of it.”
With a couple of 12-minute plus songs on the last one, you wonder how much less conventional can Wilco get?
“That's a good question, I don't know – maybe I have taken in some of that critical shorthand that 'Wilco have played it safe' lately – and maybe even those twelve-minute songs are the safe way for us. It relates to that enthusiasm and passion for Wilco – maybe it fostered a certain amount of expectation, and when it just sounds like Wilco, that's somehow a disappointment.”
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