Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”
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.