Mavis Staples has once again called on Jeff Tweedy for his studio savvy. The soul/gospel icon is set to release her newest album, One True Vine, on June 25 via ANTI- Records, and like Staples’ previous LP, 2010’s You Are Not Alone, the upcoming full-length features production from the Wilco frontman.
As a press release points out, Staples recorded One True Vine with Tweedy at Wilco’s Loft studio in Chicago, and The Whole Love mastermind plays nearly every instrument on the record. The one major exception? Drums, which were handled by Tweedy’s 17-year-old son, Spencer.
The Solid Sound Festival leader also wrote a new song for the 10-track effort, titled “Jesus Wept”; One True Vine also boasts a contribution from Nick Lowe (“Far Celestial Shores”), a cover of Low’s “Holy Ghost” (a cut off The Invisible Way, another Tweedy-helmed album), and a faithful rendition of Funkdelic’s “Can You Get to That,” which you can stream below.
One True Vine track list:
1. “Holy Ghost”
2. “Every Step”
3. “Can You Get to That”
4. “Jesus Wept”
5. “Far Celestial Shores”
6. “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today”
7. “Sow Good Seeds”
8. “I Like the Things About Me”
9. “Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)”
10. “One True Vine”