Neil Young’s new album has been made available to stream a week before it gets its full release.
The Monsanto Years saw Young team up with a new backing band, Promise of the Real – and to be truly honest, the fruits of their labour are stunning.
The record will be released on June 29th and sees Young move back towards his signature heavier sound, belting out anthem after anthem.
This follows on from last year’s A Letter Home, which constrastingly saw him release a collection of lo-fi covers recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studios.
But beyond the singalongs there’s plenty of underlying substance there too. The 69-year-old is not content to simply pedal the same old stadium rock.
Lyrically, the record attacks the state of modern America and the world beyond – sticking the boot into big business and its culture of greed.
With the good people at NPR streaming the full album right now, we’re reluctant to give any more away, you’ll just have to check it out for yourself, right here.
For those who’ve only got a minute to spare, however, you can listen to ‘Wolf Moon’ by Neil Young and Promise of the Real below.