Neil Young has teamed up with his recent backing band Promise of the Real, the group led by Willie Nelson‘s son Lukas, to record a new studio album titled The Visitor, which will be released as a CD and a digital download on December 1 and as a vinyl LP on January 5, 2018. The 10-track collection is available for pre-order now.
Young is giving fans a preview of the record by posting the lead track, “Already Great,” on his official YouTube channel. The song, a mid-tempo rocker featuring with fuzz guitar and off-kilter piano, celebrates the U.S. while appearing to take a dig at President Donald Trump and his slogan “Make America Great Again.”
“I’m Canadian by the way, and I love the U.S.A.,” sings Neil. “I love this way of life, the freedom to act and the freedom to say/ Already great, you’re already great / You’re the promised land, you’re the helping hand.”
“Already Great” is available for purchase now as a digital single. If you pre-order The Visitor, you instantly receive a free download of the song.
The album also includes “Children of Destiny,” a patriotic protest anthem that premiered just before July 4 of this year.
The Visitor is the third album Young has recorded with Promise of the Real, following the 2015 studio effort The Monsanto Years and the 2016 two-disc live album Earth.
Here is the full track list of The Visitor:
“Fly by Night Deal”
“Change of Heart”
“Diggin’ a Hole”
“Children of Destiny”
“When Bad Got Good”
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