Yesterday we reported that the Replacements are coming to a DVD shelf near you, and now former Replacements frontman Paul Westerberg has emerged from the shadows with a brand-new song. It’s his first solo song in three years, though Westerberg has kept himself busy with an assortment of soundtrack projects.
According to Minnesota public radio station the Current, the song was sent out-of-the-blue to the Twin Cities blog I Will Dare by Westerberg’s manager. Nowadays, the singer generally writes and records everything in his basement, and “My Road Now” definitely has that DIY feel. It’s just him and a piano, singing his weathered heart out with some sad chords–suffice to say, it’s fantastic. Take a listen below.