Jeff Tweedy shares cover of Ted Lasso theme song
Ted lasso, the hit Apple TV show, has a new take on its theme song performed by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. Listen to Jeff Tweedy’s cover of the Ted lasso theme song below via Apple Music.
The song is a very folk version of the original. According to Result, “the original song is from Mumford & Sons‘ Marcus Mumford alongside show composer Tom Howe. The Mumford version is a piece of music with a higher energy that is more akin to folk rock than the Tweedy version. Jeff Tweedy composes a softer, calmer version of Mumford’s song. With clean instrumentation that boils down to an acoustic guitar and Tweedy’s voice, the track sounds sweet and heartwarming.
According to Jason Sudeikis, star of Ted Lasso, the season was inspired by pure rock and roll like the classic Foo Fighters song “My Hero”. “Just the idea of false prophets or not meeting your heroes or the idea that all statues have clay feet, I think that’s another example of that,” Sudeikis said. “People are human. “
Recently, Jeff Tweedy also performed a acoustic cover of the piece by Japanese Breakfast, “Kokomo, IN”, on his instagram live performance series, The Tweedy Show. Just like his Ted lasso cover, the cover of “Kokomo, IN” by Tweedy is soft and sweet. There is an aura of warmth to the way Tweedy plays the guitar which caresses his deep voice. It is very relaxed and slow, inducing a feeling of relaxation in the listener. Complemented by her raw, unspoiled voice, the cover feels vulnerable and nostalgic.
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