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THE BLACK KEYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM OHIO PLAYERS VIA NONESUCH

THE BLACK KEYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM OHIO PLAYERS VIA NONESUCH – OUT NOW

RELEASE ARRIVES ALONGSIDE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ALBUM TRACK “ON THE GAME,” CO-WRITTEN WITH NOEL GALLAGHER – WATCH HERE

BAND RECENTLY ANNOUNCED 3ARENA SHOW MAY 3 2024

 

 

April 5, 2024 –The Black Keys released their highly anticipated 12th studio album, Ohio Players, today, alongside a new music video for the album track “On The Game,” co-written with Noel Gallagher, via Nonesuch/Warner Records. Listen to the album here and watch the new video here.

The music video for “On the Game” further highlights the album’s nature of fun, serving as a check-in on fan-favorite Derrick Tuggle, who was the breakout star of the music video for the band’s 2011 single “Lonely Boy.” Also making a special appearance is skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.

Rolling Stone said of the album, which was inspired by band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney’s recent “record hang” parties, “Whether they set their retro-rock wayback machine to Memphis in the Sixties, the Midwest in the Seventies, or Manchester, England, and L.A. in the Nineties, it all flows together like a beautifully paced DJ set,” calling it “arguably the sharpest collection of songs the Keys have come up with.” Ohio Players is a fresh departure from the band’s previous releases, invoking brand-new influences while still maintaining the signature, well-loved sound they are best known for. With an emphasis on collaboration, the album features contributions from friends and colleagues, including Beck, Noel Gallagher, Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, Greg Kurstin, Juicy J, Lil Noid, and others.

Mojo states that Ohio Players is “the sound of a band rejuvenated,” echoing Carney’s thoughts on the record: “We had this epiphany: ‘We can call our friends to help us make music.’” Auerbach adds, “No matter who we work with, it never feels like we’re sacrificing who we are. It only feels like it adds some special flavor. We just expanded that palette with people we wanted to work with.”

“We’d never worked harder to make a record,” he continues. “It’s never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”

“What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Carney says. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”

Earlier this week, The Black Keys announced a 2024 North American headline tour in support of the new album. Ahead of this leg of the tour, The Black Keys will also head to Europe to debut their brand-new live show. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.

Ohio Players – Tracklist:

 

1.     This Is Nowhere

2.     Don’t Let Me Go

3.     Beautiful People (Stay High)

4.     On The Game

5.     Only Love Matters

6.     Candy and Her Friends feat. Lil Noid

7.     I Forgot to Be Your Lover

8.     Please Me (Till I’m Satisfied)

9.     You’ll Pay

10.  Paper Crown feat. Beck & Juicy J

11.  Live Till I Die

12.  Read Em and Weep

13.  Fever Tree

14.  Every Time You Leave

 

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