Nick Offerman has shared a new tune, “T.G.I.F.,” which was co-written by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and performed at Solid Sound Festival’s MASS MoCA venue in North Adams, Mass., during the last weekend of May.
Offerman shared his thoughts on the single, writing via his Substack newsletter, Donkey Thoughts: “Here I am at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival playing a song that I wrote with my dear pal Jeff Tweedy. I have certainly had jobs in my life that made me feel like saying TGIF, but eventually I begin to aspire to life choices that would allow me to get paid to do what I enjoy in one way or another, so that one day I might achieve my dream of saying ‘Thank God It’s Monday.’”
During the single song performance, Offerman lent his folksy falsetto to the satirical lyrics: “Billy Bob Bill was a worker bee/ He punched the clock and he carried his load/ Hauling dust from all the flowers in the trees/ Hovering up above and peeing on the critters below.” Gentle acoustic strums are coupled with a lighthearted comedic tone to produce a track that carries the flavor of John Prine’s “In Spite of Ourselves.”
The Parks and Recreation star went on to conclude, “I’m also powerfully grateful to Jeff and his family, and Wilco for encouraging a more thoughtful world in which we might be conscientious to our neighbors near and far and, always, endeavor to hug before punch.” Offerman first made mention of his friendship with the Wilco frontman during a 2019 Consequence of Sound interview on Kyle Meredith with…, where the actor praised the band for their grand influence on the music industry.
Watch Nick Offerman perform “T.G.I.F.” here.