Neil Young’s upcoming album will feature Jack White on two tracks
Neil Young is getting ready to release his latest album, “A Letter Home,” which he taped at former White Stripes frontman Jack White‘s Third Man Records in Nashville. Speaking with Billboard at South by Southwest festival this week in Austin, Texas, Young said that the album should arrive “very soon,” likely sometime this spring.
“It’s not ready for prime time yet,” he said. “It’s a very unique record. It’s like a time capsule. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard that was made recently.”
Young added that two tracks on “A Letter Home” will feature White. All in all, the tunes are songs that are at the core of Young.
“They’re songs that I love, songs that changed my life, songs that made it so that I understood what someone else was saying to me, songs by greater writers,” he said.
Young is also work on some new original songs that he plans to release at some point, but he’s not saying when.
“I have new songs that I’m working on, and I haven’t stopped doing that,” he said. “I do it when I feel like it and I’m collecting them. And sometimes I play them live before they come out as a record, and because of the way everything is people hear them before they come out, on the Internet. But I still feel like I’m gonna make records of them.”
In other news, Young’s upcoming follow-up to his memoir, 2012’s “Waging Heavy Peace,” is due out this fall. “It’s a history through automobiles, and it’s a history of automobiles and it’s a history of the environmental impact of automobiles,” he said of the book. “And it’s a projection into the future of automobiles.”
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