Neil Young has provided another update on the new album with Crazy Horse that he announced only a few weeks ago.
The 75-year-old musician last paired up with his long time collaborators on Colorado back in 2019. In 2020, he also released Homegrown, a project that was comprised of a series of recordings from between 1974-75.
Two weeks ago, he took to his website to write in a statement: “I have five songs ready for the next album, so I think over time the rest will come and we may start recording again soon.”
In the latest update, Young announced: “Crazy Horse recording is under way. The Horse is back in the barn now, shaking off the rust.” It would seem he has also been joined in that barn by Larry Cragg, Jeff Pinn, Bob Rice and Paul Davies.
He also added, “It has been a long time since we have been together, and more than a few tears have been shed. We are so happy to be back in the barn, a barn built to replicate the 1850s barn that had collapsed in exactly the same place, high in the mountains of Colorado.”
The barn, Young adds, is an “exact replica of the original, built with Ponderosa pines by Ted Moews and his great crew of artisans. It is magic inside.” And in a bid to keep things as authentic and traditional as possible, “Mark Humphries is doing our monitors, continuing a near 50-year tradition.”
He then poetically concluded, “The music we are making for our souls. It’s like fresh water on a desert. Life is going on.”
While no date has yet been announced for the release, there is certainly plenty to look forward to from the star. The musician also announced that his science fiction novel Canary has been submitted to publishers. The book is set to focus on a man who works for a “power company and there’s corruption in the power company and he wants to expose it.” As of yet, it is not clear when the book will be made available.
On top of the novel and new album, Young is also working on an archival project, with a bumper release expected in the not-too-distant future, proving that even in his autumn years he remains as prolific as ever.