Neil Young says he’s been “energised” working on his upcoming 37th album.
The as-yet-untitled record is due to launch in June and sees him once again team up with Promise Of The Real, the band fronted by Micah and Lukas Nelson – sons of country star Willie. Young recorded 2015’s The Monsanto Years with the pair.
Young tells Rolling Stone: “I’m very happy with what I’m doing. I don’t know what its place is in the world, but I like it.
“I feel really good and amped and energised – 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.”
He described albums sessions as “effortless” and adds: “It’s like a live show, but it’s not like a live show. Imagine it’s a live show where the audience is full of every living thing on Earth – all of the animals, insects, amphibians, 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.”
Further album details will be revealed in due course.