Last month, The Black Keys, will be released on May 13th. The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Dropout Boogie at in Nashville, according to a host of collaborators. While the lead single, "Wild Child," was released concurrently with the album's release date, the Akron, Ohio natives have spent little time in introducing the world to the next album, "It Ain't Over."
'It Ain't Over' is actually inspired by a special kind of organ, according to Carney, who played with Tom Waits, co-written the theme with his nephew in 2017 and helped in the sonic direction of The Black Keys.
In a tweet, Carney said, "We created this song around an Optigan." "Ralph Carney showed me way back in 1996 if you flip the discs over they played in reverse. After the first two bars of this I flip it into reverse. Thank you, Uncle Ralph. Miss you."
The first song is out now. it ain't over. This was inspired by an optigan. Ralph Carney showed me back in 1996 if you flipped the discs over they played in reverse. After the first two bars of this I flip it into reverse. Thank you, uncle Ralph. Miss you.
Patrick Carney (@patrickcarney)
The Optigan (later known as an Orchestron) is an electronic keyboard that works with sounds that are pre-programed on an optical disk. It's a pretty cool machine, and you can hear it all throughout the new track.
Above, listen to the film "It Ain't Over."
Dropout Boogie is now available on Nonesuch Records 5/13. Pre-order it.
The Black Keys is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.