Neil Young and Crazy Horse announce new album, Barn

Neil Young performs at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park
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Neil Young has teamed up with his trusty backing band Crazy Horse for a new album, Barn

The follow-up to Young's last album with Crazy Horse, 2019's Colorado, Barn was recorded – according to a statement from Young on the Neil Young Archives website – “high in the Rockies” via the Le Mobile Recording Studio.

No single from the LP – which is set for a December 10 release via Reprise – has been released to the public yet, but subscribers to the Neil Young Archives can stream Barn's opening cut, Song of the Seasons, now. 

Crazy Horse is now comprised of Nils Lofgren – who replaced Frank "Poncho" Sampedro after Sampredo's 2014 retirement – on guitar, and the rhythm section of bassist Billy Talbot and drummer Ralph Molina, who have been with the band since their founding as The Rockets in 1968.

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"These are new times, with new songs and feelings after what our world has been through and continues to face," Young wrote in a Neil Young Archives post discussing the album's creation in June.

"This music we are making for our souls. It's like a fresh water on a desert. Life is going on."

You can take a look at Barn's track list below. 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn:

1. Song of the Seasons
2. Heading West
3. Change Ain’t Never Gonna
4. Canerican
5. Shape of You
6. They Might Be Lost
7. Human Race
8. Tumblin’ Thru the Years
9. Welcome Back
10. Don’t Forget Love

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.