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The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach: “We didn’t make another El Camino with Turn Blue – our attention span is too short”

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach: “We didn’t make another El Camino with Turn Blue – our attention span is too short”

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys explains how the group recorded their new album, Turn Blue, in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (April 25).

Commenting on the fact that the follow-up to the hugely successful El Camino is less immediate and features more keyboard than the duo have ever used before, Auerbach claims that the band have never set out to copy a previous record.

“I don’t know if that’s smart or not, but I think in the long run it’ll probably be smart,” says the frontman, “although it would keep most record labels scratching their heads as to why we would do that.

“Same with this record: we didn’t go in and make another El Camino. Our attention span is too short. I mean, we’re into so many things, and there’s too much to enjoy about music to get stuck on one thing.”

The new Uncut, dated June 2014, is out on Friday (April 25).

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