The Black Keys Announces New Album “Ohio Players”, Shares New Song “Beautiful People (Stay High)”
American rock duo The Black Keys, consisting of Dan Auerbach (lead vocals/guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums), has announced that their twelfth studio album “Ohio Players” will be released on April 5, 2024.
It is their first album in two years since the 2022 album “Dropout Boogie”, and comprises a 14-track, featuring guest appearances from Noel Gallagher, Greg Kurstin, and more.
“We had this epiphany: 'We can call our friends to help us make music.' It's funny because we both write songs with other people – Dan all the time [as a solo artist and producer], me when I'm producing a record. That's what we do,” Patrick Carney said of the album in a statement. “What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun. And something that most bands 20 years into their career don't make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”
Dan Auerbach said, “No matter who we work with, it never feels like we're sacrificing who we are. It only feels like it adds some special flavor. We just expanded that palette with people we wanted to work with. We were there to support them and their ideas, to do whatever we could to see that moment flourish. But when it came time to finish the album, it was just Pat and me.”
He added, “We'd never worked harder to make a record. It's never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”
- From the album, the band released the first single called “Beautiful People (Stay High)” on January 12, 2024.
The track was written by Daniel Nakamura, Beck Hansen, Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney, and Richard Mead. Produced by The Black Keys and Dan The Automator.
The music video for the song premiered on January 24, 2024, directed by Chris Saunders.
Also, the band will premiere a new documentary “Titled This Is a Film About the Black Keys” at 2024 SXSW Conference & Festivals in March 2024.
The film was directed by Jeff Dupre, who followed Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney's journey from two neighbourhood kids jamming in a basement in Ohio to superstardom.
Photo by Jim Herrington
Background photo by Larry Niehues
- source : Apple Music