THERE seems to be no end to the many outlets through which Dan Auerbach is willing to test his boundless creativity and sonic expertise.
The prolific producer and songwriter has today shared details of a brand new solo album titled Waiting On A Song alongside one of its featured tracks ‘Shine On Me’. Marking a significant change in direction from the rollicking blues-rock he has become known for as the frontman and guitarist of The Black Keys, this new offering is a plucky old-school rocker characterised by its grooving basslines, vibrant guitar licks and congregational harmonies.
The uptempo track is accompanied by a light-hearted animated video which sees Auerbach participate in a derby race against a frog, a dog and a three-eyed alien before ultimately coming out as champion.
Featuring guitar work from Mark Knopfler, the new track is an indication of the old-school influences which run through the forthcoming album. Said to encompass “a whole history of everything” he loves about music, the album has been described as a “love letter to Nashville” and will feature a host of famous musicians from the city such as Duane Eddy and John Prine. Auerbach moved to the city from his native Ohio in 2010 in order to produce the work of notable acts such as Lana Del Rey and Ray LaMontagne.
Waiting On A Song will be unveiled on 2nd June via Auerbach’s own label Easy Eye Sound.
01 Waiting on A Song
02 Malibu Man
03 Livin’ in Sin
04 Shine on Me
05 King of a One Horse Town
06 Never in My Wildest Dreams
08 Stand by My Girl
10 Show Me