The blues-rock duo are back (that was a quick turnaround from Brothers, wasn’t it?) with a new single from the upcoming El Camino, which is out December 6. The album was co-produced by Danger Mouse so expect it to be great.
The single is called “Lonely Boy” and features a ridiculous video. I won’t spoil it. Just watch it below. As for the song, well, it continues the band’s attempt to escape the limitations of being a blues-based twosome. The double-tracked guitars really stand out considering the one guitarist in the band, but maybe that’s only slightly irritating to me. Beyond that serious, serious nickpicking, the track is a fun slab of southern-boogie complete with shuffling drums. The reach-for-the-sky ooh’s in the chorus are as subdued as they can be given that they’re designed for arenas. It’s classic Black Keys while being progression for the band. I love it.