Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced the release of their new album, Barn, which is set to drop on December 10th.
Releasing via Reprise Records, Barn will be the follow-up to 2019’s Colorado. Young teased his fans with the news in June of this year, announcing; “the Horse is back in the barn, shaking off the rust”.
“We are so happy to be back in the barn, a barn built to replicate the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the mountains of Colorado,” Neil excitedly announced. The Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, and activist adds that Larry Cragg, Jeff Pinn, Bob Rice, and Paul Davies, have all worked on the record.
On top of this amazing announcement, Neil Young & Crazy Horse revealed their new track, Song of the Seasons, which is available to stream for subscribers of his Archives site.
The official Neil Young Archives Twitter account shared the news on Twitter, writing: “Hey now there’s a special treat for all you NYA members up on the Archives now … enjoy.”
Check out the album’s track listing below:
- Song Of The Seasons
- Heading West
- Change Ain’t Never Gonna
- Shape Of You
- They Might Be Lost
- Human Race
- Tumblin’ Thru The Years
- Welcome Back
- Don’t Forget Love
The first release in Neil’s new, official bootleg series, Carnegie Hall 1970, came out earlier this month. The Hey Hey, My My singer has already shared a number of unreleased projects from his extensive vault over the last couple of years. 1975’s Homegrown, and many of his live recordings, including Way Down In The Rust Bucket, have been released so far.
Meanwhile, Young has criticised hosting live shows during the pandemic, calling for big promoters to cancel their scheduled gigs. Taking to his official website, Neil shared his thoughts on post-COVID gigs, labelling them “super-spreader events”, laying responsibility solely on “the big promoters” for any rise in cases coming from live shows.
“The big promoters, if they had the awareness, could stop these shows,” Neil wrote. “Live Nation, AEG, and the other big promoters could shut this down if they could just forget about making money for a while… They control much of the entertainment business. They hold the power to stop shows where thousands congregate and spread. It’s money that keeps it going. Money that motivates the spreading. The big promoters are responsible for super spreaders.”