Persbericht, zaterdag 12 maart 2022
Na 10 albums, zes GRAMMY-awards en een reeks uitverkochte tours over de hele wereld, zijn The Black Keys terug. Het duo brengt op 13 mei hun elfde studioalbum Dropout Boogie uit bij Nonesuch Records. Het album bevat samenwerkingen met Billy F. Gibbons (gitaarlegende ZZ Top), Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), en Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon). De eerste single Wild Child is nu overal te beluisteren, samen met een door Bryan Schlam geregisseerde videoclip.
“That’s always been the beauty of the thing Pat and I do. It’s instant,” vertelt Auerbach. “We’ve never really had to work at it. Whenever we’d get together, we’d just make music, you know? We didn’t know what we were going to do, but we’d just do it and it would sound cool. It’s the natural chemistry Pat and I have. Being in a band this long is a testament to that. It was a real gift that we were given. I mean, the odds of being plopped down a block-and-a-half from each other in Akron, Ohio–it just seems crazy.”
“Living in Nashville and making records here has opened both of our minds to that experience a little bit more,” vervolgt Auerbach. “I knew Pat would love working with both of these guys, so we decided we’d give it a shot. It was the first time we’d ever really done that. It was fun as hell. We just sat around a table with acoustic guitars and worked out a song ahead of time.” “The cool thing with Greg is that he wants to approach stuff with a story in mind — there’s a plot, almost,” voegt Carney toe.