Let's Rock (The Black Keys album)

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Let's Rock
The Black Keys - Let's Rock.png
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2019 (2019-06-28)
StudioEasy Eye Sound
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Length39:38
Label
ProducerThe Black Keys
The Black Keys chronology
Turn Blue
(2014)
Let's Rock
(2019)
Singles from Let's Rock
  1. "Lo/Hi"
    Released: March 7, 2019
  2. "Eagle Birds"
    Released: April 25, 2019
  3. "Go"
    Released: May 16, 2019

Let's Rock (stylized with quotation marks) is the upcoming ninth studio album by American rock duo The Black Keys, scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019, through Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records.[1] The album was produced by the Black Keys and is their first album since 2014's Turn Blue. It was preceded by the singles "Lo/Hi", "Eagle Birds", and "Go".[2] "Lo/Hi" made history by topping Billboard's Mainstream Rock, Adult Alternative Songs, Rock Airplay, and Alternative Songs charts simultaneously, making it the first time any song has reached number one on all four formats at once.[3]

Background[edit]

Patrick Carney called the album "an homage to electric guitar", and said that the band took a "simple approach" to its recording. It was recorded live by the band at Auerbach's Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound.[2] Besides contributions from two backing vocalists (Leisa Hans and Ashley Wilcoxson), Auerbach and Carney did not collaborate with anyone else in its composition and the pair co-produced the album.[4] It also does not feature any keyboards.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from iTunes.[1] All songs written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

No.TitleLength
1."Shine a Little Light"3:16
2."Eagle Birds"2:40
3."Lo/Hi"2:57
4."Walk Across the Water"3:56
5."Tell Me Lies"3:40
6."Every Little Thing"3:20
7."Get Yourself Together"3:57
8."Sit Around and Miss You"2:40
9."Go"2:26
10."Breaking Down"3:25
11."Under the Gun"3:18
12."Fire Walk with Me"2:57
Total length:39:38

Personnel[edit]

The Black Keys

Additional personnel

  • Leisa Hans – backing vocals
  • Ashley Wilcoxson – backing vocals

Production

  • Tchad Blake – mixing engineer
  • Richard Dodd – mastering engineer
  • M. Allen Parker – engineer
  • Marc Whitmore – engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Let's Rock" by The Black Keys". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bloom, Madison (April 25, 2019). "The Black Keys Announce New Album 'Let's Rock', Share New Song 'Eagle Birds': Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Black Keys Are First Act to Rule All Four Rock Airplay Charts Simultaneously, With 'Lo/Hi'". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Kaye, Ben (April 25, 2019). "The Black Keys announce new album, 'Let's Rock', share 'Eagle Birds': Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Hiatt, Brian (April 25, 2019). "The Black Keys Get Back to Basics". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 26, 2019.