During a pre-show meet and greet last month in Knoxville, Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena, Koe Wetzel treated a small group of fans to an acoustic performance “Love.”
The song, which features Parker McCollum, was included on the tracklist for Koe’s 2016 album Noise Complaint and has been a fan-favorite for a long time.
Last year, it was certified Gold by the RIAA, and Koe will typically play the deep cut at his live shows, but not usually like this with just his acoustic guitar backing him for a very simple production.
Of course, y’all should know by now that I’m always partial to the stripped-down, purest version of any song that I love, and this is obviously no exception.
What I’d really love is to one day get a fully acoustic album of songs already in his catalog, but I digress…
Quite a few years ago now, Koe explained a little bit of the inspiration behind the deep and brooding tune, saying:
“Me and Parker wrote this song about a stripper from San Angelo, Texas.”