Listen: Paul Westerberg – My Road Now

Paul Westerberg

For your weekend pleasure, the great Paul Westerberg gives us his first solo song since 2009. The track, titled “My Road Now,” should please die-hard Westerberg fans, as well as anybody looking to soundtrack a tumultuous breakup before the weekend is through.

“My Road Now” fits in nicely beside Westerberg’s collection of gut-wrenching, lo-fi ballads from 2002’s Stereo, as well as timeless Replacements gems like “Bastards of Young.” Sparse and frills-free, Paul uses little more than minor key piano and his weathered voice to howl lines like “This is my road now, and you can hit it, baby. I don’t care when you go. This is my road now, and you can hit it, honey.”

It’s a bloodied, drunken ballad of great simplicity, but it delivers a sobering punch that’ll keep you crawling back time and again. Listen below:

Paul Westerberg – “My Road Now”

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