Watch Jeff Tweedy Talk And Perform On CBS This Morning
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy released his new solo album Love Is The King yesterday. And this morning, he went on CBS This Morning to play a few songs from it and sit down for a virtual interview. During the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd this summer, Tweedy pledged to donate 5% of his songwriting revenue to organizations working towards racial justice and urged other artists to follow suit, and he revisited the idea while speaking with CBS’ Anthony Mason today.
“Everybody in my profession — I truly believe — if they have any kind of connection to rock ‘n’ roll, any kind of connection to popular music of the last 100 years, you owe a debt to somebody that wasn’t paid, primarily people that were of African-American descent,” Tweedy said. “It’s still an uneven playing field, and I don’t think a lot of people want to believe that, maybe, but it is.”
He also did a performance for CBS This Morning’s regular Saturday Sessions segment, playing “Bad Day Lately” and “Opaline” from his new album Love Is The King. Watch the interview and the performances below.