The Black Keys have announced they have a new album on the way. Dropout Boogie will be released on May 13 via Nonesuch, almost a year after Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney put out their last LP, Delta Kream. The new record features contributions from ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons, Reigning Sound and Oblivians’ Greg Cartwright, and Kings of Leon’s Angelo Petraglia. To mark the announcement, the band has shared a new single called ‘Wild Child’, which is accompanied by a Bryan Schlam–directed video. Check it out below.
Dropout Boogie arrives one day before the 20th anniversary of the Black Keys’ debut album, The Big Come Up. “It’s the natural chemistry Pat and I have,” Auerbach remarked in a statement. “Being in a band this long is a testament to that. It was a real gift that we were given. I mean, the odds of being plopped down a block-and-a-half from each other in Akron, Ohio–it just seems crazy.”
Dropout Boogie Cover Artwork: