Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”

Michael Nelson | September 21, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Totally coincidentally, the same day we publish our massive feature on the discography of the Replacements, none other than Paul Westerberg himself drops a new solo track on us — his first since 2009. “My Road Now” is a digression from the rockers that have populated Westerberg’s last few solo albums, instead recalling the lonely, haunted ballads that made up much of 2002’s Stereo LP; it’s just Paul and a piano, the lyric a bitter and broken kiss-off to an ex (“This is my road now, and you can hit it, baby / I don’t care where you go”). The track comes from I Will Dare blogger Jodi Chromey, who received it out of the blue from Westerberg’s manager earlier today. It’s great and you should absolutely download and listen to it right now.

Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”