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LISTEN: The Black Keys Premiere “Turn Blue”

By Natasha Aftandilians on April 15, 2014


After the announcing their new album via Mike Tyson Tweet and releasing their first single a couple of weeks ago, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney debuted the title track from Turn Blue on his Sirius XM show (Serious Boredom) yesterday. The track will have you feeling even more eager for the LP's May 13th release date (via Nonesuch Records).


"Turn Blue," like the earlier single “Fever,” shows The Black Keys making a foray into more psychedelic vibes. It’s a slow burning track that showcases Auerbach’s sultry falsetto, punctuated by the slow buildup to orchestral bursts of violin. Auerbach sounds positively entranced, singing “in the dead of the night I start to lose control, it gets so heavy at times but what more can I do”; something or someone has got him bewitched, and you’ll be hypnotized too once you start listening.

Languid without feeling lethargic, “Turn Blue” is classic Black Keys refined, with a '60s groove to it that highlights their subtle departure from blues rock for the new album. Turn Blue is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated release of the summer. 

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