- 01 May 19
The Canadian singer-songwriter has also teased a possible tour in support of the record.
Canadian singer Neil Young claimed in a post yesterday that his upcoming album alongside Crazy Horse, slated for a Fall 2019 release, will be “one of the most diverse albums” of his career. This marks the band’s first collaboration since 2012’s Psychedelic Pill.
Young began releasing music with Crazy Horse, a group of musicians now made up of Nils Lofgren (guitar/keyboard/vocals), Billy Talbot (bass/vocals) and Ralph Molina (drums/vocals), on his second album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere in 1969. The band have worked with Young ever since, crafting albums alongside the singer-songwriter and sometimes venturing into their own independent projects.
Though the album does not yet have a title, Young wrote on his Archives website that he and the band have played back the new release in full after recording together in the Rocky Mountains.
“11 new songs - ranging from 3 minutes to 14 minutes of music each - were played at full volume on our stereo system,” Young wrote. “We believe we have a great Crazy Horse album, one to stand alongside Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Sleeps With Angels, Psychedelic Pill and all the others.”
Young said of the listening experience, “A great dinner was served which we all enjoyed together, celebrating! Then we headed back to our homes around the country, happy to have done it, each one of us with our own copy.”
Young also noted that the upcoming album will alter his schedule as it currently stands, as the new work will “displace older release projects!”
While the album has yet to find a home at a record label, Young is optimistic about its future.
“…It will be a proud moment for all involved, something we were not sure we would get to do,” Young mused. “We did it though and it rocks! I am so thankful.”
Before signing off, Young teased a possible forthcoming tour and even more new music.
“Soon you will be hearing it too!” Young addressed his fans. “We plan to tour in support of this album and hope to see you all there. We all hope there will be more."
You can see Young live before the release of the unnamed album at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park on Sunday, 4 July, alongside fellow music legend Bob Dylan.