- Publish Date
- Friday, 17 May 2019, 10:27AM
The Black Keys have released their new song "Go" from their upcoming album 'Let's Rock'.
The video is directed by Bryan Schlam (James Bay, Kendrick Lamar) and finds the band struggling to reconnect after five years apart. Pat Carney says, “It was great making this video with Bryan, partially because it was filmed at the very type of place it is making fun of,” and Dan Auerbach adds, “The video was fun, but we still haven’t spoken.”
"Go" follows the band's comeback hit "Lo/Hi" which has made music history this week as it tops Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts, making it the first time any song has reached #1 at all four formats simultaneously.
'Let's Rock' is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney’s early days as a band. Auerbach says, “When we’re together we are The Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were sixteen.” Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have released eight studio albums.
'Let's Rock' was written, tracked live, and produced by Auerbach and Carney at Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville and features backing vocals from Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson. “The record is like a homage to electric guitar,” says Carney. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.