Neil Young has confirmed on his own Neil Young Archives website that he is currently working on a new album with his longtime collaborators Crazy Horse. Writing in his regular updates posted on the news bit of it (it’s one of the most difficult websites ever to navigate so good luck with it), Young revealed that he has five songs prepared for the new album, and that “recording with the Horse will begin soon.”
The news came about from a fan eager to see Young and Crazy Horse live again after the pandemic hiatus which killed most live performances over the last year, but he added that touring isn’t back on the cards just yet, writing: “No gigs planned until I am sure the audience is safe.”
As Guitar.com reported, “The word that Young is holding off on booking concerts with Crazy Horse comes after a long period off from touring for him and the band. The extended break was particularly painful for fans as Young had seldom toured with Crazy Horse throughout the 2010s, but was looking to break that hiatus. Young made a statement that he would be finally open to hitting the road again in early 2020, but soon afterwards the coronavirus pandemic then put a halt to most live music across the world.”
Maybe don’t put large bets on it just yet. For now, here’s the official video to Ramada Inn taken from 2012’s double-album ‘Psychedelic Pill’.