Neil Young announces “unconventional” new album with Promise Of The Real

Young says his 37th studio effort will be out in June

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Neil Young has revealed that he’s recorded a new album with Promise Of The Real, and hopes to release it in June 2016.

Rolling Stone report that Young discussed the currently untitled album with director Cameron Crowe during an onstage interview on Monday (February 29) in Los Angeles, stating that the album features some extended songs and is “not conventional”.

“In critical other ways,” explains Young, “it’s like nothing that I’ve done. It’s more like a giant radio show. It has no stops. The songs are too long for iTunes, thank God, so they won’t be on iTunes. I’m making it available in the formats that can handle it.


“I feel really good and amped and energized. And I feel like I’m doing something that I’ve never done before. It’s not just music. It’s a soundscape. It’s kind of like flying around listening to things with your eyes closed.”

Following 2015’s The Monsanto Years, the release will be Young’s second recorded with group Promise Of The Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.

“It’s like a live show, but it’s not like a live show,” Young said of the new album. “Imagine it’s a live show where the audience is full of every living thing on earth — all of the animals and insects and amphibians and birds and everybody — we’re all represented. And also they overtake the music once in a while and play the instruments. It’s not conventional … but it is based on live performance.”

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