Neil Young fans may have some new music to look forward to in the near future. The legendary Canuck singer-songwriter has quietly been working in the studio this week with an orchestra, recording songs for a new album.
According to an article posted Aug. 30 by UltimateClassicRock.com courtesy of ABCNewsRadioOnline.com, the two-time Grammy winner’s orchestral project is reportedly titled Storytone. German composer Chris Walden, who has scored some of the song arrangements for the album, revealed the title and claims a release date of Nov. 4 on his website.
Young has re-teamed with producer Nick Bolas for the project. Bolas has previously produced three albums for the “Heart of Gold” hitmaker, including: 1988’s This Note’s for You, 1989’s, Freedom and 2006’s Living with War. Bolas has also notably produced Warren Zevon’s Sentimental Hygiene and Melissa Etheridge debut self-titled album.
In an interview with Billboard earlier this year, Young expressed a desire to record with an orchestra, saying, “I’d like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live — a mono recording with one mic,” He adds, “I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that’s a challenge and it’s a sound that’s unbelievable, and you can’t get it any other way. So I’m into doing that.”
Young recently completed a European tour with Crazy Horse and will be among the featured performers announced for 2014 edition of Farm Aid, which will take place on Sept. 13 in Raleigh, North Carolina at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Click here for more details.
Did you know? Neil Young recently filed for divorce from his wife of 36 years, Pegi Young.