The Black Keys offered up a third preview to their upcoming ninth studio album Let’s Rock along with a music video that pokes fun at the rumors that the duo was infamously feuding during the five-year hiatus from the release of their last LP, 2014’s Turn Blue.
The video shows Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney taking part in a therapy session with some sort of record label therapist who says, “Okay, I’m just going to speak freely here for a moment if the two of you don’t mind…You haven’t spoken to each other in five years, and according to your contract with Warner Bros., if you continue not to speak to each other, they retain the option to send you to the next level of mediation. You do realize what that means, right? You’re not going to like it. You are The Black Keys, goddammit! America’s sweethearts! All you have to do to end this right now is talk.”
What happens next is a wacky adventure at some sort of therapeutic camp. Ayahuasca appears to be involved. The video is very strange and very funny and might just prove that Auerbach and Carney really are America’s Sweethearts.
Let’s Rock comes out June 28 and is currently available for pre-order in multiple formats here with special merch bundles and exclusive color LP pressings available at TheBlackKeys.com.
The Black Keys – Let’s Rock – Track Listing
- Shine a Little Light
- Eagle Birds
- Walk Across the Water
- Tell Me Lies
- Every Little Thing
- Get Yourself Together
- Sit Around and Miss You
- Breaking Down
- Under the Gun
- Fire Walk With Me
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.