Jonathan Wilson Shares ‘Oh Girl’ Single
Wilson recorded Dixie Blur live in Nashville with Wilco’s Pat Sansone and, as a bit of a departure for the multi-instrumentalist, a supporting cast of musicians. “Oh Girl,” premiered by Paste, is the fifth single from the new LP and Wilson chatted with the publication about the tune’s painful optimism. “Missing someone is the kind of hurt a heart should be grateful to feel,” he told Paste.
“I jokingly call my piano the hurt locker, and when I sat down to write ‘Oh Girl’ it may have been a bit of that, but also a celebration, a fond remembrance of a past relationship,” Wilson continued. “I wanted to cement a long time love of mine, who had decided to step away, in a song. The tune starts out with us meeting in Soho, NYC, having a sitar dinner on 6th Street and finally living together a few years, only to end the ride. Sat at the piano bench remembering that fun, the magic, the old times.”
“Oh Girl” features harmonica from renowned multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke (Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney). Listen to it below: