Wilco (the Feisty duet)
The recently leaked “Wilco (The Album)” marks a first for Jeff Tweedy’s band: a female duet. Indie rock chanteuse Feist joins him on the soft-rock song “You and I.” The song sounds more like a Tweedy solo featuring Feist. But in the context of the album, it provides interesting contrast.
Four songs into the album, “Bull Black Nova” is a desperately intense, dire song clocking in at 5 minutes, 39 seconds that ends with a wail of guitar screech. That sets up the breezy “You and I,” which is followed by the ’70s bar-band sound of “You Never Know.”
It’s another surprise from Tweedy, who gives fans something different with each new album. Are there more duets in Wilco’s future? Hard to say. Feist provides percussion on the Woody Guthrie cover, “Jolly Banker,” which is not on the album but available on Wilco’s Web site.